[APG Public List] Fw: Repeating client's work

Jeanette Daniels jeanettedaniels8667 at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 22 07:40:46 MDT 2010


Larry,

You and the others who gave this advice are correct.  I do that as well.  I just 
was doing a "knee jerk" reaction that this was a way for someone to try to get 
more hours of research.  


Jeanette Daniels
Heritage Genealogical College




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From: LBoswell <laboswell at rogers.com>
To: Jeanette Daniels <jeanettedaniels8667 at yahoo.com>
Sent: Thu, July 22, 2010 7:36:18 AM
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Fw:  Repeating client's work

 
Jeanette, but should a professional just take a client's word that he/she  
interpreted things adequately, that a record wasn't misread or information in it  
missed?  I don't see it as someone just trying to get more hours of  research 
paid for.  In my experience looking (or looking again) at the  'known' directly, 
and not just relying on how the client interpreted things  (given fact that the 
client's research didn't succeed) actually ends up  saving the client money.   
Experience tells me that I need to  thoroughly understand the 'known' to find 
the unknown. The answer is often right  there in the very records the client 
looked at, but due to inexperience on the  client's part, that  fact was missed 
originally.  And that applies to  situations where the client is also a 
professional, but who has less  experience in my geographic/subject areas of 
expertise than I do.
 
I don't know how anyone could proceed without verifying the work leading up  to 
the point where the mystery begins.
 
Unless you're referring to simply a record agent type transaction where you  
want Record A collected, and nothing else.
 
Larry
----- Original Message ----- 
>From: Jeanette Daniels 
>To: apgpubliclist at apgen.org 
>Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 9:16    AM
>Subject: [APG Public List] Fw: Repeating    client's work
>
>
>I'm not sure why this email was bounced by the apg public list.  I'm    trying 
>again.
>
>Jeanette Daniels
>Heritage Genealogical    College
>
>
>
>----- Forwarded Message ----
>From: Jeanette Daniels <jeanettedaniels8667 at yahoo.com>
>To: IsraelP at pikholz.org; apgpubliclist at apgen.orgapgp
>Sent: Thu, July 22, 2010 7:12:44    AM
>Subject: Re: [APG Public    List] Repeating client's work
>
>
>Israel,
>
>This is common and happens to many professional    genealogists.  When someone 
>tries that one on me, I do remind him/her    that I was specific about what had 
>already been searched and that that    information had not been provided.  There 
>is no way for me to know that    someone has information unless I am told.  
>
>
>I don't say, "Tough    luck ...." but I do have to protect myself from people 
>just trying to get more    hours of research without paying.  Many times, that 
>is all it    is.
>
>Jeanette Daniels
>Heritage Genealogical College
>
>
>
>
________________________________
 From: Israel P    <IsraelP at pikholz.org>
>To: apgpubliclist at apgen.org
>Sent: Thu, July 22, 2010 2:14:38    AM
>Subject: [APG Public List]    Repeating client's work
>
>What do you folks do when - after asking    client the three basic questions 
>what do you know, what do you want to    learn and what resources have you 
>already checked - client then says "Why    did you spend two hours on such 
>and such?  I already looked at    that."
>
>She didn't include that resource in answering the third basic    question, 
>so as far as I knew, this was a new investigation.  (Let's    ignore that I 
>might have found something that client herself    missed.)
>
>Do you have to tell client in advance exactly what resources    you are 
>planning to investigate?  That can get awfully cumbersome -    next thing 
>she'll want to know exactly how many units of fifteen minutes    will be 
>spent on each resource!
>
>I mean you can hardly just say    "Tough luck.  I asked what you had done 
>yourself and you didn;'t    mention this resource."
>
>Israel    Pickholtz
>Jerusalem
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>
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