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Offline Edward Scott

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Ancestry tree rubbish
« on: Tuesday 18 September 18 16:48 BST (UK) »
This is one of the best (or worst) I have seen for a good while.

Died in Ireland, buried 5 years later and then baptised having been dead for 146 years.

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Jobson - Lincolnshire, Suffolk
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Wayet - Lincolnshire

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 18 September 18 16:53 BST (UK) »
"Died in Ireland, buried 5 years later" (in England) "and then baptised having been dead for 146 years.  ;D"

Maybe 'Fancestry' need to add a calculator to their site  ???  ::)

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 18 September 18 16:57 BST (UK) »
& even better some tree owners have copied it  ;D
Scott - Lincolnshire
Jobson - Lincolnshire, Suffolk
Needham - Lincolnshire
Wayet - Lincolnshire

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 18 September 18 17:00 BST (UK) »
It must be correct as it has Sources!   ;D

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 18 September 18 17:00 BST (UK) »
One rotten apple can lead to hundreds more, in other words one mistake is made and others copy it thinking it is gospel so you get many family trees with false info. It is annoying to see such glaring errors but not surprising.

Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 18 September 18 17:01 BST (UK) »
I found a good one on an Ancestry tree recently:  a couple had three children in the same year, with a two-month gap between the first and second birth, and then a gap of four months before the third child emerged in September, all the births being in different parts of the UK.   They then went on to have another 25 children over a period of about 12 years.......
Suffolk: Pearl(e),  Garnham, Southgate, Blo(o)mfield,Grimwood/Grimwade,Josselyn/Gosling
Durham/Yorkshire: Sedgwick/Sidgwick, Shadforth
Ireland: Davis
Norway: Torreson/Torsen/Torrison
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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 18 September 18 17:02 BST (UK) »
One rotten apple can lead to hundreds more, in other words one mistake is made and others copy it thinking it is gospel so you get many family trees with false info. It is annoying to see such glaring errors but not surprising.

I totally agree but what happens to simple common sense?
Scott - Lincolnshire
Jobson - Lincolnshire, Suffolk
Needham - Lincolnshire
Wayet - Lincolnshire

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 18 September 18 17:09 BST (UK) »
One rotten apple can lead to hundreds more, in other words one mistake is made and others copy it thinking it is gospel so you get many family trees with false info. It is annoying to see such glaring errors but not surprising.

I totally agree but what happens to simple common sense?

Exactly. I think they probably take Anc hints as gospel without reading them properly, or they are just name collectors. It does make you wonder how they can allow such sloppy research to go ahead.

Ie they have a John Jones born Glamorgan c1861 (approximate YOB calculated from age at that census) on the 1901 census with his wife Anne Jones born Devon c1863 living in Somerset. They then get a hint for a John Jones born Scotland c1864 and his wife Ann born County Durham c1863 in 1891 census living in Northumberland and just accept it, not reading into it further and realising the fact that the birthplaces are totally different as are the children's names. There must be many John Jones' married to an Ann in the late 1800s.
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 18 September 18 20:31 BST (UK) »
"Died in Ireland, buried 5 years later" (in England)

Extremely slow sea crossing? Coffin used as ballast and sailors kept forgetting to unload it when they reached port? Dockers' strike which lasted 5 years?  ;D