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From: "Betty Harris" <>
Subject: [HWE] Fw: Fraudulent Lineages
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2001 16:57:04 -0600



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> FRAUDULENT LINEAGES
>
> The following information was compiled by Mr. Robert Charles Anderson, CG,
> FASG of 2 Fenway, Derry, NH 03038, and published in Volume 19, Numbers 1 &
2,
> 1991 of the Genealogical Journal of the Utah Genealogical Association, PO
Box
> 1144, Salt Lake, Utah 84110. The title of the article is; We Wuz Robbed!
>
> Mr. Anderson is the Director of the Great Migration Study Project
sponsored
> by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. He is a Certified
> Genealogist, a fellow of the American Society of Genealogists, a fellow of
> the Utah Genealogical Association, and has published numerous articles in
The
> New England Historical and Genealogical Register, The American
Genealogist,
> the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and The Genealogist, as well
as
> the Genealogical Journal.
>
> Professional genealogists and serious researchers alike, have been aware
of
> the forgeries and frauds committed by GUSTAVE ANJOU (1863-1942) and we of
> this Society believe this material should be brought to the attention of
all
> who may come in contact with any the publications listed below.
>
> The sad fact is that Gustave Anjou was not a genealogist, but a forger of
> genealogical records that have been passed on for years to unwary clients
and
> then through researchers who believed, or wanted to believe, they had a
true
> lineage. They in turn republished the material in their own works and the
> cycle continues even today.
>
> Gustave Anjou produced these "genealogies" for wealthy clients at a price
of
> around $9,000 and the client. needless to say, always received what they
> wanted.
>
> In the words of Mr. Anderson;
>
> " A typical Anjou pedigree displays four recognizable features:
>
> 1. A dazzling range of connections between dozens of immigrants to New
> England; for example, connections far beyond what may be seen in pedigrees
> produced by anyone else:
>
> 2. Many wild geographical leaps, outside the normal range of migration
> patterns;
>
> 3. An overwhelming number of citations to documents that actually exist,
and
> actually include what Anjou says they include; and
>
> 4. Here and there an invented document, without citation, which appears to
> support the many connections noted under item I above".
>
> The above mentioned publication is one that belongs in your genealogy
> library. I urge you all to read the detailed account of this article and
the
> five other genealogy fraud articles that appear with it. Included is
another
> detailed article about Gustave Anjou's life and forgery methods, entitled
> Gustave, We Hardly Knew Ye: by Gordon L. Remington, editor of the
> Genealogical Journal.
>
> Please do not contact the Society in regards to copies of these articles.
We
> will honor existing copyright laws owned by the publisher and do not
> distribute copies of their work.
>
> We owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Anderson for bringing these facts to our
> attention and also to the Genealogical Journal for their courage by
> publishing the material.
>
> The article further states;
>
> "The following 109 "genealogies" are found at the Family History Library
in
> Salt Lake City, Utah. All but those marked with an asterisk are cataloged
> under Gustave Anjou, H. Anjou, or M. Anjou in the Author-Title Catalog.
Only
> three of the "genealogies" were actually printed, the works on the
FREEMAN,
> BLAISDELL, and SHAPLEIGH families -and only the FREEMAN was actually
> published by Anjou- the other two were later publishings of his original
> typescript.
>
> Anjou's genealogy on the TONE family was later incorporated into Dr. Frank
> Jerome Tone's History of the Tone Family (Niagara Falls, NY: the author,
> 1944) FHL 929.173 T612t, which is not included in this list. The unprinted
> genealogies were all bound typescripts or carbons of the original, and
even
> the unsigned ones are recognizable as being Anjou's creations-invariably
> beginning with a history of the surname. Since four of Anjou's works were
> found by looking at films that contained catalogues references, there may
be
> others lurking somewhere in the collection."
>
> In continuation;
>
> "Six of the catalog entries under Anjou's name, however, are to what
appear
> to be extracts of documents or original source material not organized or
> typed us as formal "genealogies." These entries are marked with a !.
Whether
> or not they can be really be attributed to Anjou is not known. Excluding
them
> leaves 103 compiled "genealogies" by Anjou in the Family History Library.
In
> 1927 Anjou published a catalogue of 192 "genealogies", leaving 89
> "genealogies" unaccounted for by this list."
>
> The numbers given after the title are the call numbers at the Family
History
> Library.
>
> !The ANDREWS Family 929.273 A1 #688
> The BACKUS Family 929.273 B128a
> The BACON Family FHL #908083 item 7
> BEACH Family FHL #908083 item 9
> The BELL Family FHL #908833 item 4
> BLAISDELL Family Manuscript 929.242 Al no. 25
> Histore de la famille BLOEDEL 929.273 B6214a
> The BRAMAN Family 929.273 B7311a
> BROOKING (Broquin) Family 929.273 B79132a
> The BUCKNER Family 929.273 B857a
>
> CALDWELL Family 929.273 C 127an
> History of the CARR Family of Scotland, England and the United States Part
1:
> Scotland and the United States 929.273 C23a,
> CARROLL Family FHL #908510 item 11
> CARUTHERS Family 929.273 C2372a
> CARTER Families FHL #897418 item 22
> The CHALFONT Family 929.273 C35a
> CHAPLIN Family FHL #908086 item 9
> The CHILD Family 929.273 C436a
> CHURCH Family 929.273 A1 no. 544
> The CHURCH Family from 1202 FHL #389396
>
> CHURCH, the English Ancestry of Richard Church of Hartford FHL #000 182
item
> 1 CLEMENT Family 929.273 C59171a
> The CLISE Family 929.273 C619a
> COCHRAN Family 929.273 C643a
> COOK Families FHL #90813 6 item 5
> History of the COPLEY Family of England with Ancestry of Thomas Copley,
> Shelbrook, Yorkshire, Northampton, MA 929.273 C791an
> History of the COPLEY Family of England with Ancestry of Thomas Copley,
> Shelbrook, Yorkshire, Northampton, MA Revised Edition 929.273 C791 a
> CORBIE Family 929.273 C8 1 a
> CORLIEZ Family 929.273 C81342a
> CORRY Family FHL #1651933 item 12
>
> CRAWFORD Family 929.273 C856a
> CUNNINGHAM Family 929.241 C917a
> The DANIEL Family 929.273 D22 1a
> De RONDE Family 929.273 R667a
> DEVECMAN Family 929.273 A1 no. 542
> DICKEY Family FHL #924400 item 4
> The DORNAN History 929.273 D7345 1 a
> DOTY Family 929.273 A1 no. 543
> DU PONT Family FHL #908504 item 1
> DUNCAN Family 929.273 D912a
>
> ERICKSON Family 929.273 A1 no. 551
> FICKEN Family 929.273 F446a
> The FISH (FISK) Family FHL #908219
> FLANDERS Family 929.273 F613a
> Early History of the FREEMAN Family; of Surrey, England, and New Jersey,
> Michigan, North Carolina, and California in the United States FHL #1033558
> item 9
> GALWAY Family (GALLAWAY, GALLOWAY) FHL #908219 item 9
> ! GILL Family FHL #908504 item 10
> The HOLLIDAY, HALLIDAY Family 929.273 Al no. 545
> The HULBERT Family, 1305- {I 8841; with the Ancestry of Walter HULBORD,
> Thomas HULBERT, William HURLBERT, and their Connections with Early
Immigrants
> to the New World: Connections with Samuel BENNETT in James 1635 to Lynn,
MA.,
> the HYDE, HURD, PARTRIDGE, HARDY and Other Families/Henry Carlton
HURLBERT,
> Descandant of Thomas HULBERT of Saybrook, CT and Wethersfield 929.273 A1
no.
> 540
> The HULL History: Containing the Ancestry of Richard HULL of Dorchester,
1634
> 929.273 H877a
>
> HUNGERFORD Family 929.273 A1 no. 548
> The Jack Family (JACQUES, JAMES) 929.273 J12a
> The JOHNSON Family 929.273 J63an
> The JOHNSON Family 929.273 J63ab
> JONES Genealogy, A Welsh Family 929.273 J71a
> KENNETT Family 929.273 K393a
> KLAUS (Claus) Family 929.273 K668a
> ! LANE Family Extracts from Suffolk Probate Record FHL #908071 item 7
> LEE Family 929.273 Al no. 549
> The LENMAN Family (LEMAN, LANHAM, LENHAM) 929.273 L547a
>
> The Lewis History; Containing Also the History of Various American
Families
> FHL #908006 item 1 The LILLY Family: LILLIE, LILLE, LILLI, and LILLY: A
> Complete History of the Lillie, Lille, Lilli and Lilly Families from
Sweden
> to France to America, 1291-1898 929.273 L628an
> ! LINCOLN Family 929.273 no. 550
> MARK Family 929.273 M34a
> The MARSHALL Family 929.273 M355a
> The McVICKAR History FHL #908006 item 4
> MONS (MANTZ) Family 929.273 M758a MOORE Family 929.273 M78 1 a
> The NICHOLSON Family 929.273 N52a
> ORD Family 929.273 Or2a
>
> ORMOND Family 929.273 Or45a
> PARSON Family Records 929.273 P25 I a
> The PULLMAN Family 929.273 P967a
> REDBURN Family 929.273 R246a
> History of the RICHARDSON Family Q929.273 Al no. 24
> ROBINSON Family 929.273 Al no. 556
> ROBINSON Family: Genealogical History of the Robinson Family from John
> Robyson of England in 1374, to Henry and Richard Robinson of Maryland in
> 1650, to John Robinson of Delaware in 1698, to John M. Robinson, 1878
929.273
> Al no. 556 Rev. Ed;
> ROCKWELL Family 929.273 Al no. 546
> ROGER Family FHL #9085 10 item 12
> The ROSS Family 929.273 R733a
>
> RUNK-RUNCK Family 929.273 R874r
> RUSSEL Family 929.273 R91 I a
> History of a German Family: the SCHNEIDER Family of Friesland, 1492 A.D.
etc.
> with the Ancestry of Various American Immigrants 929.273 Sch58a
> SEAMAN Family 929.273 Sel6a
> SHAPLEIGH Family 929.273 SH64ag
> The SPROULL Family from 1283 A.D.: with Ancestry of, e.g., Governor W.C.
> Sproull of Pennsylvania. Also the Affiliated Families; CLARK, with the
> Ancestry of Sen. W.C. Clark, MURE, PATTERSON,
> CARRUTHERS, etc. 929.273 Sp87a
> STONE Family 929.273 St72a
> ! STOWELL Family FHL #90854 item 12
> SWIFT Family 929.273 Sw54a
> ! THAXTER Family FHL #908504 item 11
>
> THOMPSON Families 929.273 T371an
> The TILNEY Family 929.273 T468a
> The TONE Family 929.273 T612a
> TOPPING Family FHL #924086 item 4
> The TRAYLOUR Family (TRAYLOR) 929.273 T699a
> TURNER Family FHL #924400
> The von HORN Family 929.273 H783a
> WALLEY and other Families 929.273 Al no. 599
> WARD Family FHL #908504 item 3
> WATERBURY Family FHL #908504 item 5
>
> The WELD Family (WELLS, WELLES, WILLIS), 1066 A.D.-ca. 1910; and WILDS FHL
> #928025 item 2
> WELLING Family FHL #908504 item 2
> WHEELER Family FHL #908834 item 6
> The WHITMAN Family 929.273 A1 no. 582
> WILSON Family 929.273 W691c
> WITHERSPOON Family 929.273 A1 no. 558
> WOLFF Family, ca. 760 A.D.- 1916 929.273 W832a
> WOOLEY History 929.273 W888a The WORCESTER Family 929.273 Al no. 557
>
> ATTENTION RESEARCHERS
> If you or you know of anyone researching any of the above lines, you are
> going to have serious problems with your lineage somewhere when you run
into
> a brick wall you can not scale. Not only will the above mentioned
> "genealogies" steer you into uncharted waters but any other genealogies
that
> followed later and have used this material for their source. Any of your
> sources that trace back to anything compiled by Gustave Anjou will prove
> suspect.
>
>
> Always optimistic--Dave
>


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