Due to my physical disability and inability to use my computer long periods of time, the amount of time
I can spend on genealogy is now limited and it may takes months to reply to an email.
I have loaded my GEDCOM as of 15 Sep 2008 into
RootsWeb's World Connect
Project. Not only does it have 640,000+ people in it, it also has a good search engine and permits you
to extract a GEDCOM of parts of the file or of the entire file.
These are my preferences, sometimes I do not get data as I would like it.
Names of people used as the primary name are the names they are born with.
Places are listed as they existed when the event took place. Exception - Places were people are still
buried use the current names.
I use as my Genealogy Program
Who to Contact for More Information
Send E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org - Email is preferred to postal mail and gets
much better responses. - Likewise, proper grammatical use of capitalization will get faster responses
because I have difficulty reading all caps
or noncaps messages. Try to the the information clearly presented as it makes it easier for me to
understand and respond.
Send mail to:
Thomas A Stobie, SFO
13911 Conser, Apt. 1513
Overland Park KS 66223
United States of America
What does SFO stand for?
Secular Franciscan Order - you can see their web page at www.ofs.it
Are you aware that there are inconsistencies in the file?
Yes, there are inconsistencies and conflicts in the data, but I have nothing better to use - any good information about them would be useful.
What is your research interest?
I am trying to find all descendents of my ancestors and their ancestors.
Why did you remove the Maurice Goulden pages?
I found that the Rootsweb site was easier to use, gave more information, and is easier to update. I also upload my entire genealogy file, instead of just a subset. ALL THE DATA CAN BE FOUND ON ROOTSWEB.
Why do you use a living filter?
Many people in my file have asked that I do not publish detailed information about their living immediate families. As it is not easy to keep track of which people this includes, I use the filter on my whole file.
How do others feel about your research interests?
The overwhelming majority are glad when it crosses their interests, providing additional researchers looking at the same people. A couple vehemently object to my research which reflects thousands of hours of work, claiming it is not research at all, that my sources are not valid, and call me names. I forgive them.
I feel that one of your sources used my data without my permission, can you remove it?
I will not judge between two people's claims without sufficient data to make a proper judgement, exact statements of what data is involved (stating all the data is not sufficient), and proof of wrong doing on the part of one or both of the claiments.