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Hello, All

Clearly it’s been a very, very long time since I’ve posted anything on here. I’m really amazed at how many people visit this site. It really became a “safe deposit box” for a lot of random notes on my family. I’m truly sorry that I haven’t been able to respond to some of you in a more timely manner, but I am involved in other projects these days. Nevertheless, I’m so pleased that a few of you are finding clues you need and reaching out to help one another in ways that I can’t.

At this stage of my life, I’m really not sure what to do with this site. It seems important enough to so many that it would be a shame to utterly abandon it. I’ve wondered about the possibility of changing the format a bit, whether I should appoint a person or a group to co-administer it, etc. I would really welcome suggestions on how to offer better service, make the site more navigable, relevant, etc.

I’m primarily concerned about the security of those who want to connect with one another. Some of you want to contact each other privately, but there is no other way to do so without leaving personal information in your comments online. Might there some better way to facilitate that?

My second (and certainly not extremely serious) concern is that I sometimes feel I might as well eliminate all other family lines except that of Gen. Winfield Scott! It just happens to be one of the important tributaries that crossed my path (though I am a student of history, to be sure). But I sometimes feel as if I might as well devote a site to nothing but lines that intersect his. Or should I create a special space for lines that intersect with the Scotts? (How ironic that li’l ol’ me should have such a popular page on this site!) Or should a specialized page be administered by someone who has a particular interest in all things pertaining to the Scotts?

There is already a site at patch.net wherein you will find all sorts of lines connecting to the Scott family. Those ladies do a tremendous job over there. Should I connect in a grander way where that’s more accessible?

So, please, drop a commentary here if you have any brainstorms. I am all ears.

Thanks very, very much! You are all valued.

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