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id AA20952; Thu, 16 Feb 84 06:13:20 pst [message #76583] Thu, 30 May 2013 00:05
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Date: Thu, 16-Feb-84 09:13:45 EST
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Posted: Thu Feb 16 09:13:45 1984
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Date: Thursday, 16 Feb 1984 06:16:51-PST
From: turtle::bennison
To: net.roots
Subject: Re: Stanwyck surname, etc.

Sending out letters to people found in phone books is a low probability
enterprise.  Most people just don't give a darn about their ancestry.
And those who are interested usually don't know anything and so wouldn't
bother answering your letter.  There are much better ways to use your 
postage.  Two excellent genealogical resources are available to you near
where you live in Naperville:  (1) The Newberry Library on the north side
of Chicago, free and open to the public, an excellent genealogical collection.
It's where I got my start in the hobby seven years ago.  (2) the Morman
branch library in Naperville.  It's also free and open to the public.  They, 
like all other Morman branch libraries around the country, have a microfiche 
copy of the International Genealogical Index which 
contains records of millions of births, marriages, etc.  They also have
microfilm card catalogs of the holdings of their main library in Salt Lake
City.  Anything on microfilm at the main library can be ordered.  (Don't
worry, they won't preach at you, try to convert you or even look at you
funny.)

Concerning your in-laws meanderings.  It wouldn't surprize me a bit to
learn that they had moved from England to Illinois to Oregon to Kansas.
I have ancestors who went from Wales to Wisconsin to California to
Wisconsin in ten years flat back in the gold rush days ("Busted by gosh").

Good hunting.
    				Vick Bennison
    				...decvax!decwrl!rhea!turtle!bennison
    				(603) 881-2165
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