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What to do when family accounts are false?

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Re: What to do when family accounts are false?

Posted: 23 Jul 2012 9:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Aug 2012 4:33PM GMT
Everyone has encountered the same problem. NEVER go by family stories since much of the 'information' changes from year to year, depending upon who said what and when.

"She is the only source for family history during that time period, and family history essentially ends with her."

Absolutely not true. Tracking your family history does not depend upon any relative giving you the information. It is all up to you, building your tree starting at you, working back to your parents, grandparents, etc., by getting documentation (BMD certificates, baptismal information, marriage records, etc.)

Go to your local library and get a couple of books on genealogy/doing family history and follow the advice and steps. Take a look at Ancestry's and FamilySearch.org's free research guides. When you get stuck, post queries on these boards. Be sure to follow the advice given in Board FAQ.


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SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Belboz99 23 Jul 2012 2:52PM GMT 
Hopeful_Helpe... 23 Jul 2012 3:48PM GMT 
Belboz99 24 Jul 2012 4:34AM GMT 
gratop 29 Jul 2012 10:53PM GMT 
Belboz99 30 Jul 2012 12:34AM GMT 
eGENEee 4 Aug 2012 9:04PM GMT 
eGENEee 4 Aug 2012 8:13PM GMT 
Belboz99 5 Aug 2012 11:53AM GMT 
eGENEee 4 Aug 2012 8:36PM GMT 
Belboz99 5 Aug 2012 12:01PM GMT 
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