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Re: Found this funny

Posted: 18 Apr 2012 8:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Apr 2012 8:23AM GMT
scw and jmyoung - that certainly is what I do and will assume (that the person has no evidence if not mentioned), because I think it's true for virtually all cases (and I'm not going to waste my time on the very remote chance of a tiny nugget in all that mud, unless it's a fact I consider critically important - and when I have followed up on such points, I never got any result that was helpful).

Recently I happened to look at someone's tree and there was a note that the date of death of a particular individual (who interests me as well) is unknown. I did some checking in a database where a county death register had been transcribed, and there he was - so I sent the tree owner a link and the dates. A few days later I looked back at that profile, which now had the dates but no mention of where the information could be found and verified.

So yes, I know that sometimes there is some actual evidence behind apparently unsupported assertions in trees, but most of the time there is not - and it's just not worth it (to me) to try to contact every tree owner on the chance that actual evidence might exist, because I know (feel) I would end up chasing ephemera probably 99% of the time.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Sad_Mushroom 8 Apr 2012 6:37AM GMT 
jmyoung365 8 Apr 2012 10:05PM GMT 
mikef333 9 Apr 2012 4:13AM GMT 
jmyoung365 9 Apr 2012 5:44AM GMT 
frostfreedet 9 Apr 2012 3:48PM GMT 
jmyoung365 9 Apr 2012 8:33PM GMT 
frostfreedet 9 Apr 2012 8:47PM GMT 
scwbcm 9 Apr 2012 8:52PM GMT 
McComberdesce... 18 Apr 2012 2:19PM GMT 
scwbcm 18 Apr 2012 4:36PM GMT 
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