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Today’s Tip:  Just ask!.  Don’t hesitate, don’t delay, just ask!
As I have written before, I consider the clock to be the arch-enemy of our genealogy/family history work.  Sure, if it weren’t for Olde Father Time marching on, we wouldn’t have any ancestors to study, but …. in our lifetimes, time speeds by us and with each tick of the clock, we come closer to losing something as generations pass on.
So … my tip today is JUST ASK!  Don’t delay.  Don’t hesitate.  Don’t waste any time!  As Nike says so nicely, ‘Just do it!’
So, if you wonder something …. Just Ask!
If you think you might get a response …. Just Ask!
If you think that person ‘might’ be related …. Just Ask!
If you believe that a person can help you out …. Just Ask!
If you need help ….. Just Ask!
If you can offer help …. Just Ask!
Don’t miss that opportunity.  Don’t lose the chance.  Don’t miss out.  Don’t live with the ‘Damn, if I just would have asked’ hanging over your head!  I have too many of those myself and have pledged to not add a single one more!
So ….. don’t worry, don’t fret, don’t sweat it ….. JUST ASK!
The worst that can happen is they say no.
Biut on the other hand, good things just might happen, I bet!
Onward To Our Past,
Scott
  1. doreen werner Reply

    Hi Scott, I do not know if you know the answer to my question but will ask it in anyway..
    my greatgrandfather was a sapper in the royal engineers in England. he died at 36 so did not live long enough to collect a pension. I am looking for where he was born and because we are at a dead end I thought if I could get his military records it would give his birthplace. I do not know where to send for this or if there is a web site. when he died he had left the military and was working on a farm. his marriage record says his father was a butcher.
    can you help? would greatly appreciate it.
    thanks doreen

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