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

Jeanette Daniels jeanettedaniels8667 at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 22 07:16:32 MDT 2010

I'm not sure why this email was bounced by the apg public list.  I'm trying 

Jeanette Daniels
Heritage Genealogical College

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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


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 

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

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