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From Alex Haley to the Present

Remember way back when Alex Haley was doing his research into his own family tree, and there were a lot of time spent, and some years spent, and a lot of going back and forth to the National Archives? I keep thinking even to myself as back into the 1970s when I thought about researching, and going into the National Archives to look at all of those reels and write letters and going here and going there. Back then a lot of folks did not have use of computers, and besides if they did have computers it was not the same as many are today. Thanks to today's technology we can at least get into the system of research. Doors are opened in a lot of areas of research a lot better than back then. A lot of people in research really did not think that we will be here today. Wonder what would Alex Haley done today if he was doing research into his family? By the way, we cannot put National Archives nor any other of those areas from back then, because they still hold records that we need to research. It is just that the internet allows us to see many things before we embark on our mission. Of course we still write letters, we still must travel, and we still must do some of the things that we did then. Joseph

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From Alex Haley to the Present
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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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