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When an ancestor is wrongly included in someone else's Ancestory tree

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Re: When an ancestor is wrongly included in someone else's Ancestory tree

Posted: 3 Jun 2012 11:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, there is something you can do, which centers on realizing that you are using your brain-power much more effectively than the clickophile has.

Another element that can be difficult to internalize, especially if you've put a lot of thought and energy into working out accurate genealogical relationships, is that none of us "owns" our relatives. Aside from legal privacy and slander strictures regarding the living, anyone has a legal right to say anything they wish (such as publishing it within a tree).

There is so much that is silly, impossible or merely wrong on the internet, among opinions of the population at large, and within material published in the past, there is no point thinking that others' views generally can be "corrected" -- whether in matters of science, religion, politics or genealogy.

So lighten your load: if you take satisfaction from doing the best you can do, what others do will bother you a lot less.
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Ethelredtwo 3 Jun 2012 7:42AM GMT 
BrklynBridge 3 Jun 2012 12:22PM GMT 
mbmjlm 3 Jun 2012 3:26PM GMT 
frostfreedet 3 Jun 2012 5:48PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 4 Jun 2012 12:26AM GMT 
Ethelredtwo 4 Jun 2012 1:03AM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 4 Jun 2012 1:20AM GMT 
twotzus 4 Jun 2012 6:13AM GMT 
wwjohnston 7 Jun 2012 1:23AM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 7 Jun 2012 2:44AM GMT 
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