Sunday, June 16, 2013

Copy Pedigrees At Your Own Risk

We have probably all experienced the excitement of finding a pedigree online that intersects with ours. The temptation to incorporate those new relationships into our family is over-powering.

But I trust that you are aware of the dangers of doing just that. There is the possibility that the information is incorrect, and it may be that it is not information about your line at all.

James Tanner, writing in his blog Genealogy’s Star, gives some examples of the trouble one can get into when accepting the research results of others without question.

His article is one that gives cautions as well as a balanced view of how such information could be used. Check out his article at:

Genealogy's Star: The Danger of Copying Pedigrees

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