Ian Wed, 02/08/2012 - 21:35
I have been interested in my families’ genealogy for around 10 years now. I remember that my first real start was in the summer of 2002, when my uncle Phil gave me some of the research he had done on the family. I looked at the info that he gave me, and then set it aside. I did not really get started on doing some real research until about 6 years ago. I have now compiled a great start on my families’ genealogy and it has been a pretty interesting process.
Several times I have run across an attitude that I do not understand. I have met individuals that are unwilling to share their work (I have not encountered with my surname, but rather other collateral lines). I just do not understand this idea at all. You can find many posts on the internet about people who do not want to have their work “Stolen” etc. It just does not make any sense to me, and here is why: