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Re: Judging a post by its heading; RAOGK; Apology; Obit for James Morrison, 1993
Posted by: Ted Pack (ID *****6680) Date: June 27, 2004 at 14:08:15
In Reply to: Re: Please help by Paula Frichtl of 571

Whoops!

I do lookups for people who post obits requests on the Stanislaus County (California) GenForum page. It is a RAOGK but I don't belong to the league.

Sometimes I use the Daily Search feature in GenForum for the phrase "Please Help" instead of doing crossword puzzles. When I do that, I'll read 100 - 150 headings at a sitting. After a couple of years of this odd little pastime I can usually tell from the heading how much experience someone has had with Internet genealogy and how likely it is I will be able to help them. Usually, not always.

Your heading looked like you were a rank beginner, so I offered you some helpful hints that were, in this case, completely worthless and even demeaning. I apologize.

Roughly 900,000 other researchers got the benefit of my advice on obituaries last week in the Roots Web Review. No one wrote to say how much it helped them, so I probably just re-stated the obvious to them, as I did for you.

I apologize again. I hope someone sees this and loos up your obit for you.


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