A question that pops up from time to time is "Why do you
have individuals in your database that are not directly related to you
or your wife. The reason is simple - At least part of the information I
have on some of our direct relatives was obtained through coming in the
back door. Virturely every individual in the database is connected and
it does help others locate their relatives as evidenced by the
following e-mail I received 08 November, 1998.
Sometime ago, I gave you my line back to Thomas & Alice in Ipswich,
I just wanted to let you know because of your posting my info, a father
and daughter have been reunited (via email, so far) this weekend after
30 years!!! They are both overjoyed!! The daughter went looking for
family and was shocked to see that just, maybe, her father was still
alive. Her mother had implied to her that the father had passed many
My father, Albert H., passed this June 4, 1998. Again because of your
pages, a nephew and 2 great nephews, got to visit just a month before
he passed. The nephew we hadn't seen in over 40 years! This has been
one heck of a year around here.
Thanks so much for posting my lines. I was only hoping, at the time I
sent you the info, that the two great nephews would get in touch
because they were all my father asked about. When his nephew came
forward, he couldn't/wouldn't believe I had really found the nephew
until they see each other just a month before he passed. Indirectly you
made my father's last days truly a joy! The visit by the nephew was all
he talked of!
Thank you from deep within me. I know my Dad is smiling with the events
of this past weekend.
Just knowing that having Our Ancestry on-line helped in
so many ways made me realize its importance.
The information that is maintained in this database is,
for the most part, a matter of Public Record. I have fought over the
years because some people object to seeing their name here. I have
taken this into consideration and have removed the birth dates of any
living individual born after the 1940 census. DON'T ASK to have your name
removed as somewhere someone has provided it to me. It could have been
a parent, an aunt or uncle, a sibling, a son or daughter, a cousin, or
even your spouse.
If you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.