Thank you, Bob.I have emailed Gloria that my information was totally omitted, although my siblings were there.Then she wrote back and my parent's names were messed up.Sometimes I am listed as Patty Smith, other times with my screen name, Pat Robert.The index numbers do not correspond to the actual information in the genealogy report.Finally, there are several thousand pages.I found it extremely difficult to navigate through all of that information by clicking through Adobe.I'm wondering HOW errors will be corrected, since Gloria is the only one who can make them. Will EVERYONE that has currently received a CD, get a new copy?I don't want my personal information posted on a web site, and I'm sure others feel the same way.Corrections also cause problems with the coypright.
Gloria, if you haven't done so, please check FTM's copyright site.I have for my own information sharing.Because you plan to make a profit, you may be in violation of their coypright, and have legal repercussions from them. Also, by copying word-for-word, Thelma's introduction, that is an infringement on her naturally granted copyright.Please do further checking for yourself.Her family/estate may have problems with that; it is not sufficient just to say that information came from Thelma's book.It's called protecting yourself--research, research, research.Publishing/printing a CD, book, etc., is NOT just a matter of deciding to do so.There is an enormous amount of leg-work to be done in the peliminary stages. As I've done my own huge file, I know the time and effort that goes into it. With every copy I've mailed to others, I've said it contains both MY errors and Thelmas, that it has not be proof-read.As Bob suggested, please delay mailing any more copies until your information is checked and rechecked.Perhaps someone else can proof the material for you.I never trust myself to do any final proofing--I can easily miss my own errors.
Both my local library and historical society contacted me.I only spent a short time browsing through the CD, but I urged them NOT to purchase it--there are way too many errors and I do not want them to waste their money purchasing it. Anyway, I feel copies to libraries of any type should be donated, not sold. Once material with errors is posted, it takes YEARS to have it removed, i.e. the story that OUR Abraham LeSueur was married to Catherine Poinsett.He wasn't.