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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 20 September 18 15:41 BST (UK) »
Is it really bad that this thread has made me contemplating creating a new tree on ancestry starting with my grandfather, blindly following hints to see what happens.  ie see how bizarre a tree it creates.
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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 20 September 18 16:17 BST (UK) »
According to one tree my late father-in-law is a well-known trumpeter.

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Is he playing a trumpet in Heaven?

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 20 September 18 16:28 BST (UK) »
Is it really bad that this thread has made me contemplating creating a new tree on ancestry starting with my grandfather, blindly following hints to see what happens.  ie see how bizarre a tree it creates.
I tried that a few months back. Naturally, in that case, it was pretty accurate.

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Tried again today. Entered my mother's details and my grandfather's name. He used his middle name and his first name was the same as his father's. The parent suggestions married him to his mother and the tree has simply lost a whole generation
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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #30 on: Friday 21 September 18 17:05 BST (UK) »
Is it really bad that this thread has made me contemplating creating a new tree on ancestry starting with my grandfather, blindly following hints to see what happens.  ie see how bizarre a tree it creates.

That is very naughty, but I like it ;D

On a more "serious" note should a series of new threads be started for the worst rubbish entries on Ancestry trees?

Such as (based on the list started by JohninSussex):-

persons born before their parent(s)
persons born with parent(s) younger than childbearing age
persons living to between 125 and 346 years of age
persons who married aged under 10
person whose parent is also their child
families whose children were born on different continents
families with children born at unlikely intervals (less than 11 months between births)
people who are baptised after they have been buried
people dying or being buried more than once

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Jobson - Lincolnshire, Suffolk
Needham - Lincolnshire
Wayet - Lincolnshire

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #31 on: Friday 21 September 18 17:15 BST (UK) »
I "found" three siblings of an ancestor of mine, who were actually born several years apart , on someone else's tree as triplets - they had used the baptism date, when all three had been "done" as a job lot at the same time. And another two of them had the same name! (The first one, as you'll all have worked out, died very young), but had been left to grow up, and both had married the same female .... oh dear, where lies commonsense and checking? - In the same neat grave, perhaps?
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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #32 on: Friday 21 September 18 17:27 BST (UK) »
The Ancestry hints which are now tagged to our trees are a joy to behold.

Never in the field of geneaology has so much rubbish been hinted to so few.

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #33 on: Saturday 22 September 18 14:20 BST (UK) »
"Amen" to that!
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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #34 on: Saturday 22 September 18 14:43 BST (UK) »
The Ancestry hints which are now tagged to our trees are a joy to behold.

Never in the field of geneaology has so much rubbish been hinted to so few.

Did you mean never in the field of geneaology has so much rubbish been hinted to so few many?
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Jobson - Lincolnshire, Suffolk
Needham - Lincolnshire
Wayet - Lincolnshire

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #35 on: Saturday 22 September 18 14:47 BST (UK) »

 . . .
families with children born at unlikely intervals (less than 11 months between births)
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That is not impossible!
My eldest sister was born 10 months 11 days after me.
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