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Monday, July 30, 2018

Can't Find the Ancestors? Do a "Genealogy Work-Around" #genealogy #gawills #gaestates #gamarriages

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The Genealogy Maze
nealogy Work-Arounds

It may seem as though a genealogy-work-around is impossible, yet it is always in use.
The main problem is destroyed records, or lack of.  Historically, mankind has kept records dating back to the day of Adam.  What we lack in so far as archaeological discoveries is concerned is proper dating of events. For example, most people believe that Moses was chased out of Egypt by Ramses II.  However, more in depth studies suggest that it was probably 200 years earlier.  Carbon dating and the guesswork of researchers is just not good enough.  If we had more accurate dating systems, past events would make more sense.

Genealogists certainly use guess work in the dating of vital statistics and events.  One has to formulate possible birth dates (for example) by realizing that one lifetime equals 33-1/3 years. Reasonably, the birth dates of children occurred within a year or so after the marriage.  And a life span could date anywhere from 50 to 80 years, but child bearing years typically ended before the age of fifty.  Yet, if we do not employ this work-around, we are unable to attach specific records to the appropriate ancestors.

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