Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!
- The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
- You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
- And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
- The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.
Single word search
As a way of saying thank you to our subscribers, we have launched Genes Extras. You'll find exclusive competitions and discounts on family history magazines, days out and much more.
- New posts
- No new posts
- Thread closed
- Stickied, new posts
- Stickied, no new posts
Trying to find ancestor
|Profile||Posted by||Options||Post Date|
|Peter||Report||14 Nov 2002 12:13|
Simon Knight-Smith writes: >>Just a comment, but is this really serious ? The software does NOT appear to check anything. For example, I added my mother as a Male - yup, the software accepts that. I added my fathers birth year as 1409 - yup, the software accepts that (it also accepted his name as Rumple Stiltskin). << I agree with you on your first criticism: it would be easy to stop that happening, and I suspect that it will be done. For your second point you could put upper and lower limits on the difference in age between parent and child, but would have to allow for the Charlie Chaplin's of this world. You go too far with your third point, though. How would you write a routine which can check the validity of a name?