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From: "Ursula B. Adamson" <>
Subject: Re: [G-P-L] 'eager' Americans
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2008 13:10:41 -0500
you are of course correct. One of my German counterparts wrote to me asking
to check out this information he discovered on his emigrant ancestors on
Ancestry.com - every detail of the family tree was a perfect match, he
couldn't believe it and wanted me to find out who the person was that had
placed this family tree online. Coming to find out, it was he who had
posted the information years earlier but had forgotten all about it.
We had a good laugh.
> it is not only 'Americans'. We have German colleagues who are
> quicker to post their trees online than some of us 'Americans'. Some
> of us Americans are too paranoid of identity theft to post detail
> that gets too close to our mothers. We all realize that knowledge
> merely of our mother's maiden name will get someone into our
> financial accounts.