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Need advice on dealing with local historical/genealogical society...

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Need advice on dealing with local historical/genealogical society...

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 2:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
A local historical/genealogical society has information posted on their website that appears to be inaccurate. This information was provided by the referenced individual's daughter, and I've seen this information cited multiple places including ancestry.com. It was also included in a history of the county this society represents.

I came across some documentation showing what I believe is the accurate information. The documented information makes much more sense from a geographical perspective and additional research resulted in additional sources with this same new information.

I had previously emailed the directors of the organization with some questions about the family to which this individual belongs. I had explained I am relatively new to genealogy and they were very friendly and helpful. This society has a dedicated page on their website where they claim to be open to corrections or suggestions of new information so I felt comfortable sharing what I had found. When I very politely provided a portion of the documentation I found to them for their evaluation they stopped responding to me. Two follow-up emails over several weeks went unanswered.

This has bothered me for several months and I have no idea what to do. I am relatively confident the documentation I've found is correct and the misinformation is simply an innocent error on the daughter's part or the person taking her statement. I realize the printed history cannot be corrected, but I hate that current/future researchers will continue to access undocumented and very probably inaccurate information when researching this family.

I welcome any ideas on what I can/should do in this case...
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
hrcrtr 25 Jan 2008 9:00PM GMT 
Linda Matthew... 27 Jan 2008 4:37AM GMT 
GaryRRebholz 25 Mar 2008 6:07PM GMT 
BrynneHolland 5 Jan 2009 6:40PM GMT 
hrcrtr 7 Jan 2009 6:27PM GMT 
mtss915 10 Jul 2010 4:01PM GMT 
Ken_Sch 15 Jul 2012 7:11PM GMT 
hrcrtr 15 Jul 2012 10:53PM GMT 
Ken_Sch 19 Jul 2012 4:38AM GMT 
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