I would like a to share a recent 'sharing' experience and get your opinion. Just for background, I have only been doing Internet research for about 6 weeks. I have done genealogy (by leg-work) for 35-40 years. So about a month ago, on a surname forum site, I found a posting from a person looking for information of a distant relative of his who was my uncle-in-law. In essence, he was looking for my first cousins. I sent him everything I had: dates, locations, births, deaths, current addresses - the works - all without his asking. It only amounted to a few sheets of paper, and almost no time, so there would never have been the thought of his paying for anything.
Wouldn't a "Thank You" from him have been appropriate. Granted he never asked for specifics, but he was looking for information, and he got it. I feel like some acknowledgement was called for. What do you think? As I reread this I sound bitter; that is not what I intented. I would just like to know what I should have expected?