14548Re: How Can I Get Others Involved
- Nov 18, 2010Along a similar line: how do you handle it when someone DOES contact you
for information about the surname(s) you are researching? So many times
I've responded w/a lot of information, sometimes don't even receive a thank
you, and almost never do they share back w/what they have on their
particular ancestor who fits in or w/anything from their line of that
surname at all.
How do you determine what and how much to send to whet their appetite AND
entice them to share information on their link?
Back "in the days" there were so many excellent free forums where one could
post their information and find other folks' information and we were able
to easily make connections and share information. But then ancestry began
buying up all the "freebies" and using that information we shared and
posted. Often credit was not given for the work researchers had done on
their line but rather had their information "borrowed" and presented as if
it was the work of the "borrower". It is easy to get discouraged and so not
freely share information any more because so much of your work is gobbled
up by others w/o their sharing their own.
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