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Re: Where To Start

Posted: 18 Aug 2012 1:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
"Often, you can find out heaps of info from a public tree."

Well yes and no. Sadly, a vast number of public trees are little more than the end product of a game of Chinese Whispers. In other words, one person somewhere has decided that Person A is the son of Person B and has uploaded this information into their tree with no source citation. This then gets taken as gospel by others who simply copy the "fact" and place it on their own trees.

Public trees should be taken with a massive pinch of salt - they are not reliable sources, only potential clues.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
SmithJ1089 31 Jul 2012 7:09PM GMT 
Lindacalvert1... 15 Aug 2012 8:20AM GMT 
BrianMartin62... 18 Aug 2012 7:35AM GMT 
carobradford 18 Aug 2012 7:53AM GMT 
BrianMartin62... 18 Aug 2012 9:05AM GMT 
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