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Captain William W. WILKINS

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Re: Captain William W. WILKINS

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 7:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
The more you get into genealogy, the more often you will find errors in information. Perhaps the person just hit the wrong number, or perhaps he/she made it up - or anything in between. When you get information from sources other than primary sources (birth certificates, death registrations, etc etc) you need to look at it as a possible sign post to your family, not as FACTS. Even with primary sources, there can be errors (somebody typed in a wrong date, a grave stone has the wrong date on it, etc) so it is suggested that you find about three different sources for your information. Use the sign posts, but back them up with your own research. Grandma or Aunt Susie - or Ancestry.com - may have it wrong. It is really annoying to follow a lead, then find that it's not your family that you have been following. You DEFINITELY need to double check Capt William WILKINS' information. Certainly an error there somewhere.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Gaylene_Kerr_... 16 May 1999 12:00PM GMT 
libra189 23 May 2010 7:07AM GMT 
acazreal 29 Jan 2013 5:52AM GMT 
dustbunnyrais... 30 Jan 2013 2:35AM GMT 
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