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From: Neal Underwood <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Incorrect Information
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 00:34:20 -0500
In-Reply-To: <mailman.20567.1222719796.29621.apg@rootsweb.com>

The problem of incorrect information is further exacerbated by Ancestry's
scheme of mindless computer matching and merging of data. The results are
easily predictable. Unfortunately, this website gives the appearance of
authority to novices. For just one example, try searching their merged
OneWorldTree database for Edmund Rice who died in 1663 in Marlborough,
Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Eight combinations of parents are
shown. Which is correct? Actually, none. Decades of diligent research by
the Edmund Rice Association have determined that his parents are not known.
That alternative is not shown.

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