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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #252 on: Monday 11 February 19 16:36 GMT (UK) »
Ancestry trees should come with a warning.

They do, see my attachment.
Knighton in Huntingdonshire and Northamptonshire
Tweedie in Lanarkshire and Co. Down
Rodgers in Durham and Co. Monaghan
McMillan in Lanarkshire and Ayrshire

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #253 on: Monday 11 February 19 18:19 GMT (UK) »
In my tree one the branches is the Hamer family all connected by my g.mother.
Awhile ago I found some info on the Hamers and proceeded to Anc. to update.  All the Hamers are connected up with this one and that one and have over 7 generations.  Oh! what a lovely surprise I got.  When I went to update that part of Hamers I found that  it had been seperated including branches, was on its own and not connected to the existing.  No idea how it happened or how to link up again to my Hamers on the Bowler/Hamer tree.  Completley lost now.  Reply from Anc. "You must have deleted someone or some people".   Now why would I do that?  All  that research now gone up in flames thank you very much.

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #254 on: Monday 11 February 19 21:38 GMT (UK) »
In my tree one the branches is the Hamer family all connected by my g.mother.
Awhile ago I found some info on the Hamers and proceeded to Anc. to update.  All the Hamers are connected up with this one and that one and have over 7 generations.  Oh! what a lovely surprise I got.  When I went to update that part of Hamers I found that  it had been seperated including branches, was on its own and not connected to the existing.  No idea how it happened or how to link up again to my Hamers on the Bowler/Hamer tree.  Completley lost now.  Reply from Anc. "You must have deleted someone or some people".   Now why would I do that?  All  that research now gone up in flames thank you very much.

Steve62

I've seen the 3rd Tree line error (in the space of a Month) out of 3 viewed.

There seems to be a drive by a few, to create a tree with the largest number of links/individuals as possible.

Right place name, but in the wrong country.

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I wish all sites would just provide more and more online documents and images.

Mark
"George HOOD of Selby" Before 1812?

Born about 1785 (Yorkshire per 1841 Census)

Married Sarah RUSSELL at Selby 1815 newspaper - "both of that place".

Buried in the Quaker Burial Ground at Selby as "Not in Membership" in 1845, aged 60 years.

George HOOD of Selby was refused Membership of the Quakers in 1836.

Elected Overseer of the Poor of Selby in 1838.

Had both known (Selby) and unknown (some not stated 1846) property interests.

Possible (but unknown) links to COOK and/or PEARSON names.

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #255 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 04:35 GMT (UK) »
I refuse to have an Ancestry tree for all of the reasons in this thread. Many years ago I did have one on Genes Reunited, and like most of us allowed people to view my tree if they shared an ancestor. My whole tree duplicated across the internet not just Genes Reunited. An earlier form of the tree was put on Rootsweb's Worldconnect by one of my cousins, who thought we might find relatives that way; that yree is even more widespread.
Regarding errors in duplicated trees, there are a large number of Dowdeswell family trees online that state they are descended from mine; all copied from one which neglected to check the ancestor in question actually died as a child. The burial record is plain to see, unless you need to find a connecting ancestor of course.
I am Australian, from all the lands I come (my ancestors, at least!)

Pine/Pyne, Dowdeswell, Kempster, Sando/Sandoe/Sandow, Nancarrow, Carrington, Hounslow, Youatt, Richardson, Jarmyn, Oxlade, Coad, Bentham, Holloway, Lindner, Pittaway, and too many others to name.
Devon, Dorset, Gloucs, Cornwall, Yorks, Bucks, Oxfordshire, Wilts, Germany, Sweden, and of course London, to name a few.

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #256 on: Wednesday 13 February 19 23:31 GMT (UK) »
This is the problem

One exaggeration or mistake passed along a line and then the whole caboodle is up the creek.

So WHAT value will the information stored in the vault be

if it is wrong at the beginning and errors are added who knows where it will lead...

and then we believe what we are told and yet most of the stories are word of mouth at the camp fire and we all know about chinese whispers..

so

There are so many  Histerical books that are just that oops is that a typing error!!!


xin

Even my tree has slips  that I keep hoping I have checked and corrected EVEN ME and I am a VIRGO  nearly spelt that with an in and not an O...

its ok.. I try to lighten my frame of mind and joke     not take things too seriously  but hey this is a hobby that I have to do right.

NOW everyone with a tree on Ancestry CHECK your lifestory page   

BECAUSE  if like me you put something in the facts ---- for instance born in Newbold Christened at the PARISH CHURCH or married at the PARISH CHURCH   you could find your ancestor living somewhere in America in a place Called PARISH.. i did last night...  two of em popped over just to get married and were back before tea.


I will rest now 


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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #257 on: Thursday 14 February 19 06:52 GMT (UK) »
In my tree one the branches is the Hamer family all connected by my g.mother.
Awhile ago I found some info on the Hamers and proceeded to Anc. to update.  All the Hamers are connected up with this one and that one and have over 7 generations.  Oh! what a lovely surprise I got.  When I went to update that part of Hamers I found that  it had been seperated including branches, was on its own and not connected to the existing.  No idea how it happened or how to link up again to my Hamers on the Bowler/Hamer tree.  Completley lost now.  Reply from Anc. "You must have deleted someone or some people".   Now why would I do that?  All  that research now gone up in flames thank you very much.

Steve62

Something similar happened to me recently, though not to such a great amount. One person completely deleted. Perhaps I did it in a senior moment. But why would I? They give you a reminder before deleting someone, and that should have triggered my few remaining brain cells to kick into gear.

More annoyingly, all my photos were removed by ancestry in one fell swoop. They have no explanation for it at all, acknowledging that I cannot have deleted them all by accident. But they are suggesting that I am in some way responsible.

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WILKINSON, Leeds, Yorkshire and Liverpool; WILLIAMSON, Liverpool; BEARE, Yeovil, Somerset; ALLEN, Kent and London; GORST, Liverpool; HOYLE, mainly Leeds, Yorkshire

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #258 on: Thursday 14 February 19 11:16 GMT (UK) »
get FTM     and back up   I would be so lost without it..

I try to back up with it at least twice a week and the the media files are copied over and put on an external hard drive...

which stops me worrying... (I then copy them again on to a.n.other external !!!! ha ha)

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