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From: "Jane McCann" <>
Subject: Re: Dear Sean -
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 21:39:53 +1100
Do not give up your website or your efforts and information which you so
kindly distribute to us all to use as we wish. There are many of us that
would really miss it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jane Lyons" <>
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 12:01 PM
Subject: Dear Sean -
> You have commented that my time and efforts as well as those of other
> transcribers could be better spent.
> I would like to know exactly how you think that this could be?
> The main resources - those with positive identification of family
> in genealogy are parish records and civil records.
> I transcribe both and give references with different indices. Given the
> state of Irish records or the destruction of so many records in 1922, then
> gravestone inscriptions become extremely important.
> I transcribe gravestones.
> Not all of the information that I transcribe is posted to genealogy lists,
> or put on my web site - however, a lot is passed on thru personal mails
> I have the information on specific families from areas...........
> I cannot put everything on my web site (legally), but I can put indices
> pointing people to the originals. It was my intention to try and link and
> cross link or cross reference various things on the web site - to continue
> to build it as I have been doing since it began and have things come
> together as I know some things can............
> Over the next few months, I have some deciding to do - the web site itself
> is one of my things to make decisions on. If, what I do on lists and if
> what I am trying to achieve with the web site are really viewed as of no
> real genealogical value, by those who are vocal on lists - who are in
> own ways influential, or whose opinions are considered to be of value -
> I appreciate knowing this. In effect, it will help me make my own final
> If, what I do is seen to be worthless, and if, no suggestions can be made
> to how I can change what I already have done - without me having to put in
> months of extra work - then, things will be made very easy for me.