NYC-ROOTS-L ArchivesArchiver > NYC-ROOTS > 2003-04 > 1050020509
From: (Catherine Madigan)
Subject: [NYC] Researchers
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 20:21:59 -0400 (EDT)
I have had good, so-so, and not so good results with researchers. You
live and learn, I guess.
One "wonderful" researcher in London said he would have to duplicate the
research I had already done, explaining that was the only way he could
be absolutely sure we were looking for the right person and got the
After he explained,, I found that to be reasonable - he did the
searching, these were eary 1800's mariners records, and verified through
the records that I did have the start on the right person. He then took
me right through til the persons last known mariners record. He also
was able to find info in an Edinburgh nsp that another researcher in
Edinburgh said didn't exist.
And another charged me twice for the same info.
Would I and do I recommend the gentlemen in London to others -
absolutely with a glowing reference.
The other that couldn't find a nsp article - I make no comment on.
And the third, I don't think I remember the name.
But most of all, one must be reasonable with their requests - understand
that the researcher probably knows more about the area than you do and
has a reason for seemingly duplicating research. (What if he just took
my info - researched it and gave me the info on the wrong person!!!)
RESEARCH is the word - census records, births, deaths, passenger lists,
and the researcher you are using. Most I'm sure try their best.
|[NYC] Researchers by (Catherine Madigan)|