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Frustrated with private trees WHO ARE DNA TESTED

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Re: Frustrated with private trees AND DNA MATCHES

Posted: 17 Aug 2013 2:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Aug 2013 2:09PM GMT
If errors in a tree was grounds for keeping a tree private then most trees should be private. At least any tree that goes back more than a few generations. It's through sharing and comparing that many of these errors come to light. I recently compared myself to a DNA match in which we had the same individual in our trees and looking at her tree, I realized the marriage data differed. She had the first child born which I did not, and the marriage date in my tree was several years after the first child was born! I researched the discrepancy and found the official register which showed her date was correct.

Nevertheless, this appears to be an unwinnable argument. All I know is I have 4500+ matches, and a pretty sizable number are private or no tree. Sending a message to each and every one is not practical. The only decision I have is to remain public or go private so I get to be the one who holds the cards. Heaven knows I got some errors...!

What if everyone was private?
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LittlebitA449... 17 Aug 2013 12:23PM GMT 
MissLeading 17 Aug 2013 12:33PM GMT 
Shari S. 17 Aug 2013 12:54PM GMT 
MissLeading 17 Aug 2013 2:33PM GMT 
LittlebitA449... 17 Aug 2013 2:46PM GMT 
RobinBMc 17 Aug 2013 5:51PM GMT 
LittlebitA449... 17 Aug 2013 8:08PM GMT 
dedted29 17 Aug 2013 9:08PM GMT 
jwardh 18 Aug 2013 1:25PM GMT 
LittlebitA449... 18 Aug 2013 2:38PM GMT 
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