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The Society for the Prevention of the Disseminatio

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An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 19 Jul 2006 13:57

See below

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 19 Jul 2006 14:02

Just had my seventh contact for one particular branch of my family which attracts much excited interest on here. Seven times I have had to tell the excited seeker that they cannot POSSIBLY be descended from this woman, because, according to the Burial Register,(which I have seen myself) she died aged 4, daughter of. She did NOT marry Joe Bloggs - where is the marriage that says she did? No one can produce it, but all KNOW that it happened! Five of these seven people have all got the same misinformation from a member of this Site. I have given this person the information that I have - why go on spreading it around? Cross Olde Crone


Phoenix Report 19 Jul 2006 14:02

Lunchhour is over, so I'll join up now. Though will this be a lost cause, OC?


Guinevere Report 19 Jul 2006 14:07

Sign me up, please. Just because it's on the IGI and gencircles doesn't mean it's right. Gwynne


Jennie Report 19 Jul 2006 14:09

Could it be the sam prob that I mentioned in earlier post. Wrote to one member and got reply from totally unrelated member-just happen to have same-common-name on their trees. Jennie


Carter Report 19 Jul 2006 14:16

can i have a life time membership please love linda x


Merry Report 19 Jul 2006 14:41

Please can I become a fellow of your new society? Story (please stop reading here if you have been a member of GR for more than one week, as you will have read this before): 1965.......American man employs a professional UK researcher to find the marriage of his 4xg-grandparents in about 1790. He already knows the groom's name was Thomas Smith (lol) and the bride was Hannah. He knows where they lived after their marriage. The researcher cannot find an appropriate marriage in the most local 5 or 6 parishes, so he looks at the county marriage allegations, finds four with the right names and so picks the one where the marriage took place nearest to the place of residence. Unfortunately, in reality, the groom travelled 35 miles into the next county to get married. I have 100% proof that this is the correct marriage - I would stake my life on it (they are my 4xg-grandparents too!)! BUT.....the American man refuses to contemplate his ''professional'' could have made an error. This is bad enough, but it is HIS version of events that is bandied about the internet for all to see........and on quite a few different peoples trees - none of whom have responded to contact from me! If that wasn't bad enough, he also has MY 1796 family bible that has come to him via a second marriage. The people who wrote in it are not his relations......He said I could have it, except that he had paid for it to be ''renovated'' (omg), but when I offered him the money for it, he stopped writing! May I ask that you refuse membership to your society to any American's by the name of Smith?????? lol Merry

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 19 Jul 2006 14:51

Phew, thought I was on my own here for a while! Thing is, when I tell them the news, I never hear from them again - not thankyou for putting me right, not even, No, you are wrong, I've got it all here, look. They just switch off and carry on regardless with their grafted-on trees - why???? I only have to have a HINT that I got a fact wrong and I'm scrabbling for the PRs, the GRO etc.I don't want to do someone else's tree, I want to do my own! How different we all are. OC


Merry Report 19 Jul 2006 14:55

''SPODMI''???!!!! Doesn't really roll off the tongue, does it! Merry

Jess Bow Bag

Jess Bow Bag Report 19 Jul 2006 14:57

please sign me up, Gold membership please. and like we have spyware devices on our machines, can you send us our free trial 'twit' identification CD. Someone messaged me the other day''please can i see your tree' I reply 'which name are you interested in' ( as you do) The name they were researching was BOW...... jess x

Right said Fred

Right said Fred Report 19 Jul 2006 15:02

lol Jess - good to see you back. can I join to please OC? There is one lady on here Emma Colwood who is a direct ancestor of mine. She remarried, and some people have her in their tree as Emma Colwood (widow at time of mirriage). I have e-mailed them because there may not be a very strong link but I thought that they may like a copy of the marriage cert. I got a message back saying that the info I have wasn't right, when I can prove it as a fact that it is right - there is only 1 Emma Colwood marriage on the whole of ancestry. So, how much is the membership fee? lol.


Barbra Report 19 Jul 2006 15:13

can I join too please OC? As most of you know I haven't been doing this for long - so I don't want to pick up any misinformation. Not had any bad experiences as yet - worst query I've had was along the lines of 'was your sarah? married to ....' no year mentioned, and I had about 5 sarah? in my tree at the time Barbara

Jess Bow Bag

Jess Bow Bag Report 19 Jul 2006 15:17

Tom, not sure where I have been ....?? Please dont Crone the idea she can collect membership fees!


BrianW Report 19 Jul 2006 15:18

Why do people not use the box (field in computer terms) under 'Other details' which is headed 'Source' and the notes. I am happy to share my tree with any proved relation (however distant) but the 'source' box and notes tells them whether it is my own proved research; if certificated; the GRO reference; whether parish records seen; IGI entry from parish or researcher; data from another GR member; and so on. If they are a serious researcher they can then make up their minds whether the source is adequate or whether they need to do their own verification.


Merry Report 19 Jul 2006 15:19

Tom.......Are you saying we have to PAY for our membership???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't think I have filled up any application form yet and OC doesn't have my credit card number (I hope!) Hi Jess! Is this your relative??: View Record Title........................................................ Chapter....... Section ........................Page bobbin dog Directory of the County Palatine of Lancaster, vol. II 1825 Salford Hundred 690 Merry

Right said Fred

Right said Fred Report 19 Jul 2006 15:21

Thought you'd been offline for a few weeks Jess? (maybe me just going mad) Merry, if I didn't suggest it then Heather would have done -we all know what she's like, rattling the piggy bank. lol.


Merry Report 19 Jul 2006 15:23

I hope Heather isn't going to be treasurer???!! Merry

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 19 Jul 2006 15:24

Merry Perhaps 'SODMI' rolls a bit better? Jess Oh how wonderful - hope you provided a tree! (Bobbin, for the use of; but being a lady dog, the tree would be as useless to her as it would be to them!) Hmm, funny you should mention Membership Fees, I'm just having a think ...I shall email you all separately with a suggested price and whoever bites, that will set the cost. To be doubled next year, if I can get some idiot, erm, I mean member, to cough up. OC


Heather Report 19 Jul 2006 15:30

Erm, whats going on here? Glen tinsel drawers offering FTM tips and now Old Crone cashing in on anorak inc money making schemes????? Do I sense mutiny??? Just because I was absent from my post for a few days? Anyway old Crone, one of my annoying ones has my ancestor married to this guy - who Id never heard of - when she was 6 months old - (Youd larf, when I pointed this out the originator said, 'Well, census ages are often out!')


Merry Report 19 Jul 2006 15:39

SODMI????........So, that's: The Society fOr the Dissemination of MisInformation on the Internet Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Merry