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Oh so true...

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Malcolm Report 26 Jan 2013 09:20

Aberdeen Family History society posted this link on FB Too good not to share: ;-)


Pam Report 26 Jan 2013 09:29

We have an American relative who used this method in order to compile Family Tree books (which they paid to have printed ) for Christmas presents.


brummiejan Report 26 Jan 2013 13:44

These points are particularly relevant on here I think - I too love those 'brick walls'!

...if you think copying other trees constitutes research.

...if you think you can go back 10 generations in a matter of hours or even days.

...if your "brick wall" was built in a day.

...if you think everyone with the same surname is related.



GlasgowLass Report 26 Jan 2013 19:00

...if you accept shaky leaf hints without question.

I spotted a tree this week where someone evidently never thought to question a shaky leaf.
Attached 5 different 1851 censuses to a single couple
Then did the same until 1901.... and has ended up with one couple and at least 40 kids born in various parts of the world!


Pam Report 27 Jan 2013 15:31

....and Ancestry are going to make it easier to add information to trees:

Coming in February 2013

Over the past few months we’ve been working on simplifying the way you add new discoveries to your tree. After getting your feedback and suggestions, we’re now ready to make these changes available to everyone. Be aware that in February 2013, these changes will be permanent.


Mary Report 27 Jan 2013 22:24

How nice to see someone else who knows who Jeff Foxworthy is ! :-D


LadyScozz Report 28 Jan 2013 04:42


Does this mean that my 14xgreat-grandmother is NOT the great-grand-daughter of James II of Scotland?


I think half of Scotland is descended from James :-D