Posted By:sandra martin
Subject:Re: Ursula Westervelt Brink
Post Date:June 13, 2005 at 16:21:30
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I guess it just depends on how you look at things. I was very appreciative of the DAR for any information that they had to offer. If you think that the DAR is putting out bogus information, I suggest you contact them and tell them your complaints.

This board is for people to give any information that members manage to find. It is up to the individual to try to dig further for more information or to prove that information false and pass it on to others. That is the joy of genealogy, finding and discarding information and the great people that you meet on the way. Since I am not looking to make any profit from my genealogy I don't worry about the time or money spent on my research. All hobbies have a price tag.

I have personally been searching for information on Ursula for years and outside a few documents under her married name I have only had the information that the DAR provided me as a clue to dig further. I have researched and had others in the areas of New York, New Jersey and Virginia searching for any birth,marriage or other documents to prove her maiden name but so far I have come up empty. I understand so many things were burned during the war that many church records and such were destroyed. I will keep looking.

As for spinning my wheels, I have spent years looking for information on other names that were passed on to me. Some of the information was good and some proved false. In the end it is all good and I thank everyone out there that has passed on any clues (either good or bad), it has usually led me to something good.

Have a good day.