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Private Trees and DNA Contacts

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Re: Private Trees and DNA Contacts

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 5:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Well, I also took my private tree and removed pictures and documents and posted it publicly for DNA. I have trees that are private because of unproven relationships. However, in my opinion, your DNA tree is where you WANT to post possible theories. So if I have an unproven relationship, I attach a caution sign as the profile picture. (see attachment)

I also use various spellings for the last name, for example, if I had an Ann Smith, I spell her father's name Smyth, and grandfather as Smythe, so ancestry will catch the various spellings. If I don't know the parents, I attach unknown Smythe, etc to cover all spelling variations.

I also have some probable surnames in some lines that are used as middle names. If I suspect one of my ancestors may have married a Jackson, I attach his wife as "Ann last name not known", and attach her father as "possible Jackson." This way Ancestry searches for what I consider probable last names, even though I don't yet know the connection for sure.
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jdynbttn64 16 Feb 2013 12:34PM GMT 
LeeHigdonNewe... 17 Feb 2013 3:15PM GMT 
KJShea 17 Nov 2012 11:16PM GMT 
Nachalink123 18 Nov 2012 12:06AM GMT 
KJShea 18 Nov 2012 11:34PM GMT 
bearnut2 19 Nov 2012 12:31AM GMT 
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