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From: "D. O'" <>
Subject: A word to the wise
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 06:55:38 +0000
A situation arose this past week when a kind person did a look-up for me on
a CD purchased from Ancestry.com. What was found had been submitted to
Ancestry.com by a researcher regarding his ancestors. Unfortunately, the
data certained errors which involved my family as well.
The gentleman researcher and I had exchanged some information a few years
ago regarding the same surname but in different families. We agreed that no
connection between the two families could be confirmed. Although an
interesting twist is that a lady in his family group married my maternal
grandmother's brother and that lady's mother's maiden name was the same
surname that I was researching on my paternal side.
Apparently the details of these families became merged and the CD from
Ancestry.com now shows that my paternal great grandmother (born in 1813)
married my maternal grandmother's brother (born in 1863) and they had a
So a word of caution to those who purchase genealogy CD's, the information
contained may not necessarily be fact but should be used as a suggested
source for further research.
Yes, it is that old "caveat emptor" thing again.
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