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From: "Teresa Elliott" <>
Subject: [TMG] Questionable trees?
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 16:14:35 -0500
Okay if I died tomorrow, what I have online is probably all the genealogy
that would ever leave my computer. I don't see my husband taking up the
hobby and my kids don't really show an interest and if they did, it would be
a while before they'd have time to really learn TMG and get into it.
But I am working on a line where let's face it, the links are at best
GUESSES. I am trying to prove the links and I am doing everything in TMG
possible to document that this information is just that an educated guess
(or heck a whim at the moment), but I tend to work on one of these type
lines for a while until as Hubby says the good light wears off and then I
work on another where there's good light and I am making progress on some,
but others will always be brick walls.
My question is, how do you convey to your reader and even yourself in TMG
that links you are making aren't true links, but temporary links you are
making until you can prove otherwise. I have spoken many times of my George
L. who has over 20 fathers. Some have been proven to not be his father. Some
are still in the research stage. Some I don't have enough good light to
prove or disprove either way. At any given time, any of them could be the
chosen father of the day, yet none of them are his actual biological father
(at least as far as I can prove). I use a lot of memo texts, a lot of
custom place styles, a lot of custom relationship tags (which I wish had
sentences and could print memos) and I make lots of notes to myself, but I
am curious? What do you do when you have a link that isn't proven and you
are working on several possible ancestors at once? Or am I the only person
out there whose ancestors were placed by alien ships under rocks in the
middle of the night and told to tell nothing about themselves?
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