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Subject: Re: Puzzling out the errors Date: 11/15/2012 2:12 PM
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Nancy,
I too have found lots of errors in Ancestry.com. I also have found many errors in Find-a-Grave which is where I put many people with copies of headstones or Volunteer to photograph stones in my area.

My own tree is private and I try to find as many sources as I possibly can for each person. I have connected with other people's trees only to go back and carefully delete most of the information out of my tree or used their info to help me learn more about people I might not have had in my tree.

I do however, play with small genealogies when working with some Find A Grave entries. Recently I started entering Alfred A Dimock into the Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, Maine. Now Dimock is a family name and I believe he is related to my great grandmother distantly.

However in the same lot was his 1st wife, his 2nd wife, his first wife's parents and an aunt as well as a daughter and a son. I set up a public genealogy and sourced the stuff like mad and am adding in the grave stone photos into the family tree as well.

I have several relatives whose trees I can see or are public that are working on the same lines, I have gone to them with corrected information because I see they connected with a tree that wasn't sourced and now have the wrong info. Sometimes they want to know and sometimes I get the feeling that they don't care. Which I don't understand since I want my information to be as correct as possible, whether I'm adding persons into Find A Grave, adding photos to entries all ready in Find A Grave or adding information into Ancestry.com

Linda
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