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Sloppy Research

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Re: Sloppy Research

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 12:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
What's on others' trees does not affect a good researcher's results in any way. There are just too many tree-sites.

One tree with a great many mistakes copied from a badly compiled book, some genealogical files in a library, and some other mostly wrong sources, was up for a while concerning two of my ancestral lines. After some email exchange, at the owner's request I sent him complete hard-copy original-record documentation correcting the mistakes. The identical tree with all the mistakes remained on WorldConnect for another ten years. The whole thing was deleted a few years ago, but not before it and the mistakes were copied by many others.

The internet has massive quantities of wrong information about any subject you can think of, including genealogy. There is no correcting it, and no point in losing any sleep over it.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
frostfreedet 23 Dec 2012 7:24PM GMT 
RobinBMc 24 Dec 2012 7:10PM GMT 
jrwhiskey 7 Dec 2012 5:12PM GMT 
SWILLIAMSON12... 8 Dec 2012 4:14AM GMT 
mbmjlm 8 Dec 2012 4:37AM GMT 
DelorisWillia... 5 Dec 2012 3:08AM GMT 
SWILLIAMSON12... 8 Dec 2012 4:00AM GMT 
cakemp1 8 Dec 2012 5:34PM GMT 
James Cowles 23 Dec 2012 8:15PM GMT 
James Cowles 23 Dec 2012 8:23PM GMT 
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