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Posted by: Leon Slate (ID *****2879) Date: February 03, 2005 at 14:29:02
In Reply to: Re: HOW TO VERIFY POCAHONTAS DATA? by Joyce of 1081

Genealogy is not an exact science!

Sometimes even the documents from earlier days are suspect.

Example: My Grandmother was named Clora Alice by her parents but her BC reads "Cora Alice"
Another example: One of my aunts named her youngest "Edgar" but it was on his BC as "Elbert"

When one starts tracing his/her roots it is mostly dull stuff but someteimes we encounter something
exciting......a possible link to "Pocahontas" or the "Mayflower" or maybe an early President!

.......but along comes the self-styled experts to try and pop the bubble...and spoil your fun.
I believe their only thoughts are to build up their own ego while deflating yours.

Where did they get their credentials? Whata qualifies them as experts?

What I am saying is this....if one is not trying to get a check or a number from the Govt. and is
only seeking "bragging rights" what right and by who's authority do you chastise them?
Since your point cannot be proven either.....why not let them have their fun.....are they
harming anyone?

I will catch some flak here but feel free.

Leon Slate

PS; Hope everyone knew my "final" post was joking.

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