Thank you for this comment and I was kind of wondering to myself would I or would I not begin to blog about what I do. I joined the other day because I wanted to pass a comment to Jim Mc (he is a long time friend of mine) and even though I did look at the Wild Geese website a few years ago when my gravestone photographs were mentioned, I didn't look properly. I forget a lot of things Gerry, I htink it was Bit mentioned all the gravestones I had put online at that time. Back then, it was 170,000 photographs of churches and gravestones
I did not join Wild Geese as some attempt to 'advertise' myself as a Professional. I suffered a major head trauma in Jan 2011 and thanks be to God I am one of the lucky ones who recovered very well. Since then I've been diagnosed with haemochromatosis and this last week it seems I might have another little 'disease' to add to my lot so I don't go looking for research work. Currently, I do take some jobs, but they are few and far between. I get more pleasure out of helping some of my net friends, the one I want to help now is Edna.....she's just absolutely lovely, an older lady in Kansas and so long as I get a year of marriage from her then I will go through all the parish records for however many counties her unusual surname comes from and we'll cross out fingers and hope to God that I strike lucky....She would just love that.
I know your group does not welcome professionals 'selling themselves' or becoming members of your group and I respect that. I know that when a professional makes some mention of how they offer professional genealogical services on my Facebook page I get a bit 'upset' and tag on to their messages that from-ireland offers professional services as well.
I did not join this group as a manner of side 'advertising'. I joined because I wanted to like Jim (James) McNamara's blog and pass a comment.
I think probably Gerry, the most interesting thing about me is yes, I 'do' gravestones, but outside of that I have so many internet friends.......and honest to God, people who I do consider friends, some of whom I have met and some of whom I haven't.....and in the next few weeks, one of my internet friends is coming here and we're going to 'do' graveyards together. She has already written a book and when I was over at the publication of her book I laughed and said if we could put what you have and what I have together, we could probably bring tons of people home.
I'd like to put that in a blog Gerry...it's the heart of it, it's the love of it..........it's not the 'genealogical services' part.
Am I pro-life or pro-choice, I would have to say that I’m on the fence as are many. I think I would choose to die rather than abort a baby of mine, needless to say I’ve walked a mile in shoes of one who’s been very lucky in life. I think the right to choose works for both sides of the aisle. It can save a life (as in when pressure is put on a Mother with a developmental or psychiatric condition to abort) She has the right to choose. Or a life can be lost – The girl who goes to England to seek abortion due to the stigmatism associated with being an unmarried Mother or the woman who is financially unable to support this child.
I believe that as the stigmatism lessens so does the abortion rate. And in good economies does it lessen too. I wonder what the Stat’s are on this.
I am not anti Catholic but I do believe that there are many good reasons as in the US for separation of Church and State. Belinda
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