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Re: Am I the only ones who has done this?
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 02 March 19 14:55 GMT (UK) »
Sometimes I clear a search engine manually but always leave a filter in, and when I type in a new surname search and it has no results. I am mystified but it is due to leaving 1 keyword in such as "Hacheston", the village.

I once put 1755 as a birthdate of someone who died in the 1720s. And I moan about Ancestry trees.  ;D
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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: Am I the only ones who has done this?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 03 March 19 09:45 GMT (UK) »
Well we are only human ;D

I have made all the mistakes as mentioned and some. When rearching on SP I am known to search for a male and then decide to see if he had any female siblings born in that period forgetting to change the gender and wonder why I am getting no results. A "junior" senior moment is my only excuse.

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Re: Am I the only ones who has done this?
« Reply #11 on: Monday 04 March 19 13:13 GMT (UK) »
I have had 'senior moments' in my researching too.  That's my excuse anyway.  ;D I think none of us are infallible and will make mistakes now and then unwittingly.  I have noticed I am more prone to this type of thing (eg putting incorrect information down when making a search such as transposing names, etc.,) when quite tired.  Good thing is if I do something daft I usually recognize this myself after a little bit of frustration when I don't get the expected result/find.
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Re: Am I the only ones who has done this?
« Reply #12 on: Monday 04 March 19 13:22 GMT (UK) »
Or use the wrong century, 1956 instead of 1856, or on Ancestry search the post 1916 births when I really need to search pre1916 🙈

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Re: Am I the only ones who has done this?
« Reply #13 on: Monday 04 March 19 15:15 GMT (UK) »
One of my ancestors was Cuthbert Hetherington. I once put "Tuthberc" instead of Cuthbert when adding him to my family tree on Ancestry. I accidentally switched the first and last letters of Cuthbert.
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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: Am I the only ones who has done this?
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 04:19 GMT (UK) »
Just spent more than 2hrs searching for marriage and death of James Griffiths when I should have been looking for JOHN. :-\ :o ??? :-\

EDIT: However it did throw up a possible son I didn't know about. I'll have to check at the archives, only transcriptions on-line.
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Re: Am I the only ones who has done this?
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 21:53 GMT (UK) »
On SP I have accidentally reversed the surname and forename.  I am also bad for making typos like 1489 when I mean 1849 or 1949 when I mean 1849. That was just today took 3 attempts to get 1849 entered correctly.
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Re: Am I the only ones who has done this?
« Reply #16 on: Friday 15 March 19 16:16 GMT (UK) »
I got very excited when I found an Andrew Cummins, who seemed a likely character... until I realised I'd entered in Thomas CUMMINS and ANDREW Keating as a mash-up! What a pity. It only took me about 40 minutes following the wrong trail to realise what I'd done....
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