Author Topic: Landells and Netzler - Queensland  (Read 708 times)

Offline Westward

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Re: Landells and Netzler - Queensland
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 25 January 18 13:29 GMT (UK) »
I am very inexperienced at this..
Nice to know that those FS records are reliable. I have taken the "..herthe" as the transcriber's inability to decipher the handwriting - which we could guess as Henrietta hence Etta (familiar name).
My intuition is that a birth record would be more likely to have the parents' names correct, than a death record - so I would be more inclined to accept Etta than Phoebe as mother of Oscar, Isabella.

You're doing fine - everyone has to learn. Tracing records yourself is a great teaching experience. When you are looking at records online just remember that "family trees"  are only as good as the research done by the person who owns the tree - whereas church and civil (government) records can usually be relied on.

Your surmise that a birth record would have the correct parents cf. the death record is correct.
My only exception to taking a birth/marriage record over a death record is some of my ancestors  seemed to lie quite often about their age, on their marriage records & on the birth records of their children  :D . You may also find in earlier times that children born outside of marriage may invent a father for their marriage certificate.

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