Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Family History Thursday

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! The weekend is right around the corner so smile and it will help the day go faster.

Last week I mentioned sharing. I guess this is my pet peeve so to speak. If you are researching do you share your research with others? If they share with you do you give them credit?

I sure hope so, what good is that history doing if it is just sitting there on your computer. Mine isn't doing alot of good because so far I can not get my children interested. I sure hope one of my grandchildren takes after Grandma and loves this so that I have someone to pass it on to. I did put out a book for a family reunion.

In the meantime I try to share, yes I get frustrated many times when someone wants everything I have but never sends one thing in return. Now it would be different if they said I have nothing but will help look and get documents what do we need.But I have those that state I have alot of information on my grandfather down but nothing on his parents, I need all of your information. Hmmm, well, I would love a photo or 2 and maybe a few items to go in his file that I might not have.

So, Yes I get so frustrated with this. My theory is, if you want something then you must also give something, and then say Thank You. Share your information, share equally with someone. Give don't just take and then help each other, after all you are searching the same lines.
I know one person in our family research that has alienated everyone to the point that no one, not even myself will share with her at all. She never shares and she always takes 100 percent credit that she has done every stitch of research. Well in the family we know who has done what research and who has shared, there are none of us rich so we take turns ordering documentation to help out, then scan and share files. It is sad that she has done this to us, but she has.

So think about sharing your information. Share equally with someone, and always say thank you, it so nice to be courteous.

We are sharing another freebie from DIP's Childrens Greeting Collection today. Post a nice thank you on Debs posts and let her know how much you appreciate her gracious freebies! Thank You, 2 words that sometimes will make a person's day seem so much brighter!



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Til Next Week
Deb Sumner

6 comments:

Peggie said...

These are beautiful. I am so happy to get them. Thank you.

thescrappywife said...

Thank you for the cute free items. I agree, courtesy seems to be greatly lacking these days. Whatever happened to the golden rule? Treat others the way you wish to be treated - it's so simple!

Blessings~
Amber

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 07 Sep [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

Anonymous said...

These are so cute, thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

I Love your vintage ephemera! It is so kind of you to share. I use things like these for gifts for my family and friends. Thanks for sharing with us!

RosieB said...

I love these, thank you. Should I be giving my age away if I say they remind me of my childhood ;)