Re: English usage - Bielscott
Subject: Re: English usage
From: Bielscott
Date: May 08, 2000

In a message dated 5/5/00 7:14:23 PM Central Daylight Time, [email protected] 

  You ask the
>  person (off the list) if they are open to corrections.  If not its their
>  work.  If so you have helped them out.  I don't think anyone has suggested
>  pointing out a persons errors to the entire list.
>  I am VERY happy to have spell check!!
I agree, but would add that if the info has errors about your family members, 
i.e., grandparents, great grandparents, etc., and you know these are errors, 
you should 
offer corrections to the person. I recently sent corrected names for my 
grandfather and his siblings and for my mother and her siblings to someone 
who published a book (which I bought) about one of my family surnames. She  
had not used anything other than a couple of newspaper articles and "word of 
mouth" for my branch, yet published her book anyway. I was very polite, but 
have not heard back from her. If no one corrects mistakes, they continue to 
be repeated. Her book has been printed twice with errors.

Margie Scott

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