I did mean records ie: parish records or government records or perhaps ancient books.
Yes, that is the problem with the genealogies that are based on family lore and incomplete information. Very frustrating, I have spent quite a lot of time recently requesting where other ancestry users got their information. The answer is usually from other trees or the Millenium file. I like to collect my data from books and records.
I now find I have a large task as each link has information that may be incorrect and I will remove the parts that cant be verified from my tree. Records before the 13th century are the hardest to pin down but I rely on the written texts from the time or later.
Thanks for your reply.