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From: "Jennifer Schofield" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Incorrect Online & printed Information
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 20:46:00 -0500
References: <mailman.19977.1222705968.29621.apg@rootsweb.com><000d01c9227e$25beba50$c1259a8e@pat3cbqvybs93h>
In-Reply-To: <000d01c9227e$25beba50$c1259a8e@pat3cbqvybs93h>

That's exactly why the My Kith and Kin website is the only place I've given
my information to.

Her website is how I found what church William Marion and Robert Benjamin
Billings went to. Of course before I added it to my things I went to the
library to see the actually photocopy of the church's records.

I'm waiting until I get my information exactly like I want it and then I'm
going to upload it to WorldConnect and other places. When I come across a
tree that looks like it could have people I need in it, I convert the page
as a .pdf document. Because I've found if I just save it in my favorites,
it could be gone when I go back to it. Then I verify the info before I add
it to mine.

I was really lucky when I started doing this in August 2006. I came across
a distant Windle cousin who had written a book for family and part of it was
based on Daniel Bly's book "From the Rhine to Shenandoah". He actually went
to Germany to research it. I wish I could find a copy of this book though.


-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of P. McGregor
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [APG] Incorrect Online & printed Information

I would love to hear from anyone who had discovered discrepancies in my
work. For one thing it would mean someone else out there had an interest in
the same lines as me and therein lies an opportunity to exchange info.

But there's another side to this - and that is actually getting your wrong
stuff removed from web pages. I know in my early days of compiling
genealogies a cousin and I made an erroneous leap in connecting our gg
grandfather with a line in Ireland (and then to make it worse, I posted it
to a website). I have been trying for several years to get the site owner to

remove it. So far, I've had no luck. Even more difficult is trying to
remember all the places we've posted with messages which we later discover
aren't totally correct.

Now, my rule of thumb is to never post anything until I can prove it or else

post it as a possibility, clearly noted. That now has been added to my 10
most important genealogy dos and don'ts.

Just my 2 cents (Canadian)
Patty in Ottawa
member Ontario Chapter APG


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