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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Genealogy Errors that Blow our Mind #northcarolinapioneerscom #ncgenealogy

Genealogy Errors that Blow our Mind

Wild Cart McKinnyWhile examining the resources from individual entries on Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org, one must realize that estimated birth and death dates are not necessarily accurate. You may see several entries of he same person with a variety of birth years. It is amazing how these things get accepted and passed on as fact. And the birth year is not the only error being rendered; the places of births and deaths are often contradictory. That makes our job more difficult. The best thing to do is start fresh, from our own last ancestor, and search all the records where he resided. Then trace forward using actual records as proofs, generation-by-generation.

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