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  • If you are interested in writing a guest post for my blog, you should know that I do not consider unsolicited requests. I simply do not have the time to give these the attention they deserve. If you submit a guest post or send an inquiry, you will not receive a reply.

  • If you need advice on finding a long lost ancestor, please know that I am not a genealogist, and I do not provide comprehensive historical research services. For these types of inquiries, I would highly recommend hiring a professional researcher. Depending on the specific need, I am happy to offer suggestions on where to begin your search.

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  • I do not respond to offers requesting time to discuss your latest business or marketing venture. I'm sure your idea is brilliant, but it's just not for me. I do hope you'll understand this and respect my time and my privacy.

  • While I occasionally write book reviews, I do so as a particular book I'm reading moves me to do. I do not accept unsolicited requests to review new books or published material.
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