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From: "arlene parnes" <>
Subject: Re: Compilers Beware
Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 14:21:48 -0400
This is the reason I _do not_ put my information on the "net!!!
Arlene in FL
From: Charlene Pinkowski <>
Date: Saturday, May 8, 1999 9:42 AM
Subject: Fw: Compilers Beware
>From: Deborah Cerasia <>
>Date: Saturday, May 08, 1999 1:02 AM
>Subject: Compilers Beware
>There has been some discussion in recent days on several of the lists about
>the importance of checking sources. I wasn't going to add my two cents but
>after a visit to Ancestry.com tonight I feel I must.
>Imagine my surprise to see much of my pedigree (that I had so generously
>provided to another researcher) up for view with an error that had been
>handed to me by a cousin who had already done much research on our family
>lines. Fortunately for me I "checked" sources for my part of the line where
>it diverged from his to the top of the line. Having already found errors in
>Tanguay & Drouin I went to the source being birth /marriage/death
>certificates as well as will, land records etc. In doing so I found another
>error in Tanguay (with a correction in the tome of corrections to Tanguay
>Lebeouf) . I immediately notified all concerned especially since one
>researcher who was a "cousin" from way back turned out not to be related at
>So imagine my surprise to see the error posted on a service available to
>spreading to Lord knows how many other genealogists, especially since it
>obviously been posted AFTER I had already informed the submitter with
>details of the error.
>Moral is - check those sources and don't believe everything you see just
>because another researcher has "provided" the info.
>Researching: CERASIA, NEVEAUX,MUSSEL,McCOMBE,SIMPSON plus a whole lot more!
>Email if you think you might have a connection!!