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From: Tina Sansone <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] familysearch.org
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 13:45:04 -0800 (PST)
You really have to be careful and I agree to follow up. If any doubt, check it out!
--- On Wed, 11/25/09, Connie Sheets <> wrote:
> From: Connie Sheets <>
> Subject: Re: [TGF] familysearch.org
> Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 3:37 PM
> I'm confused. The AF entries for Charlotte Ferre indicate
> her parents, her date of birth (1812), her date of death
> (1879) and that she married Cyrus Stratton. As you have
> indicated, they don't reference a Byington connection at
> What exactly is it from these entries that you feel is
> evidentiary in your argument? That the submitters knew she
> died in 1879?
> There are 3 names and addresses of submitters listed, the
> earliest having submitted in 1983. Have you attempted to
> contact these people to find out how they know she died in
> 1879? (One of them, BTW, may have passed away last month;
> certainly a person of the same name passed away in Utah last
> Personally, I would want to try to contact these folks, or
> their children/whoever has their files, to see how they know
> she died in 1879 (since she would have lived for many years
> and died under a name other than Stratton). They may have
> evidence in their possession that would either contradict or
> confirm your conclusions.
> In the absence of that, I don't see how you can consider
> your research complete, or use Ancestral File as a source
> for your argument, other than to mention that as early as
> 1983, Ferre researchers apparently knew (although we don't
> know how) that Charlotte died in 1879 (and then I'd want to
> see a discussion explaining how you know there was not a
> Charlotte Stratton who died that year).
> But, perhaps I'm too nit-picky <g>.
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