Wednesday, February 6, 2019

It is a Mistake to Accept the Pedigree of Others #gagenealogy #georgiapioneerscom

It is a Mistake to Accept the Pedigrees of Others

gold watchA lot of pedigrees are being placed upon the Internet, Beware of mistakes! Accepting the research of someone else may steer one into a mess which is far afield from his true ancestry! For this reason, it is always a good idea to check out the listed resources. Also, abstracted records such as wills and estates should be fully researched. By that I mean, the original will recorded in the court house by the clerk and written in his own handwriting is the nearest thing to reality. One must read the old documents in order to get the gist of the testator's intent. The spelling of names and number of heirs may be flawed. At one point or the other one the researcher has to ascertain this for himself. Genealogy is fun, but it is also riddled with errors. Beware! 
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