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Offline stitchwitch

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Re: Terrible Trees On Ancestry
« Reply #36 on: Tuesday 02 July 19 20:10 BST (UK) »
Yep, after my latest experience of trying to help someone sort out what he's done to his family tree, that's it, I'm done.

Like most of you, I followed one of those "other trees" hints out of curiosity. Up popped a section of my immediate paternal tree. Well, ish. First thing that caught my eye was that my mother had been deceased for over 20 years. This seemed particularly odd since we speak regularly and I visit every few weeks. Right name wrong woman. I emailed him.

Then I noticed that of my fathers four brothers, one was in twice and another three times. OK. Another email.

Then I spotted that Grandad's elder brother was also there twice. This was getting silly. I had a wander round his tree, climbed up and down it for a bit, and emailed asking what his connection was, saying where I fit in (he hadn't swiped me from anywhere because , clearly, I too am still extant), and suggesting he check his tree against mine and adjust accordingly. After all, apart from Great-Uncle Fred, all the ones he had a problem with were people I know/ knew personally.

What I got back were two emails with lists clearly generated by Ancestry, with few or no line breaks in. TLDNR but after a bit I fathomed out that the link was said Great-Uncle Fred's wife. Her side's not really interesting to me so I kicked it into the long grass. My decision was helped by his implication that I'd got them all wrong, since he does all his "research" on Ancestry alone, without recourse to other sources or (clearly) obtaining certificates. He appeared to doubt that I know whether my mother is interred down South or alive and kicking up in the Pennines. Really?

[potters off shaking head]

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Re: Terrible Trees On Ancestry
« Reply #37 on: Tuesday 02 July 19 23:26 BST (UK) »
Doesn't surprise me since I couldn't even convince someone that I'm alive.
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Re: Terrible Trees On Ancestry
« Reply #38 on: Tuesday 02 July 19 23:52 BST (UK) »
Doesn't surprise me since I couldn't even convince someone that I'm alive.

ROTFL  ;D ??? ;D ;D
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Re: Terrible Trees On Ancestry
« Reply #39 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 01:44 BST (UK) »
Rootschat beyond the grave, pharmaT?
Any chance you could speak to some of my problem ancestors? ::)
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.