Glasgow Poorhouse Applications - Multiple DG Lookup Requests

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Glasgow Poorhouse Applications - Multiple DG Lookup Requests

Post by nelmit » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:49 pm

H All,

First of all my apologies to the people here who have been very generous in their thanks for my help tracing their ancestors :D but I'm going to get on my soapbox. --------------------

I have visited The Mitchell Library many times, at my own expense and at weekends and holidays when I am not at work, to help lots of you find out more about your :? ancestors. It's something I 'enjoy'and find interesting and till now have had no qualms about the hours I spend transcribing the information.

Last week I met a lovely lady who does the same thing from another message board.
We discovered we had been asked to transcribe the same thing on more than one occasion. :shock:

If you have ever used your old, tired eyes to view and transcribe some of these records you will understand my indignation. :x It's the waste of my precious time that I find the most offensive.

I can understand submitting a request to more than one source and I will of course continue to help anybody I can but please can I ask that if you have posted a request on multiple message boards you say so then at least I can ask the archivist if that particular application has been recently viewed.

Right ah'm aff ma boax noo. :lol:

Kind regards,
Annette M

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Post by marilyn morning » Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:13 am

Hello Annette,

Its certainly understandable that you're upset over this and I for one don't blame you. Your message here can be a wake up call for members who post on multiple boards. Although I've never asked you for a look up, let me give you a big round of applause for all the time you donate to others...

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GLASGOW POOR HOUSE APPLICATIONS

Post by wini » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:51 am

Hi Annette

I know how frustrated you must feel.
I have never asked anyone to look up anything for me, as I know how precious time is and I always feel the Researchers must have enough of their own to attend to.
Maybe some day I will get sufficiently organised to ask for a LOOK UP
At present we are painting the house and I can barely find the computer.
Reading the Posts on TS is all that is keeping me sane.

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Post by Liz Turner » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:07 pm

Hi Annette

You're entitled to a wee rant. I've never asked anyone to look up anything - the chances of me being that organised are remote ... I've been lucky a couple of times when I've posted queries on sites, someone has gone and checked up on something for me - and I appreciated it as much because it was so unexpected.

Don't be put off, because you come up with lots of good stuff.

Cheers.

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Post by AnnieMack » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:00 pm

Hi Annette

Are you going to be at the Mitchell this Saturday morning? I am and would like to say hello. I am sure whenever I go there and to NRH that there are other TS members there but don't like to approach anybody in case they wonder who this mad woman is!

Annie x
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Post by nelmit » Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:45 am

AnnieMack wrote:Hi Annette

Are you going to be at the Mitchell this Saturday morning? I am and would like to say hello. I am sure whenever I go there and to NRH that there are other TS members there but don't like to approach anybody in case they wonder who this mad woman is!

Annie x
Sorry Annie I don't plan to be there but if I am I'll give you a shout.
Annette M

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Post by AnnieMack » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:19 pm

Ok I'll be the red head with the glazed expression!

Annie :lol:
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Post by mallog » Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:02 am

This thread reminds me of folk who get others to sew or knit something for them and fail to appreciate the time and effort involved. I don't like asking for a look-up as I know how precious time is at archives.
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Post by nelmit » Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:37 pm

Hi All,

Please don't let my wee rant stop you from posting requests or queries about The Mitchell.

As I said it's the multiple requests which are annoying but I can check if somebody has looked before me if I know in advance.

I feel I (amongst others) have access to a wonderful resource and if I can help anyone find out more about their ancestors then I am more than happy to do so when I get the time. :D

Kind regards,
Annette M

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