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"I sent that 'Ancestry' site some information on my Family Tree.

They sent me back a pack of Seeds, and suggested that I just start Over"





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I've always taken those ancestry site with a BIG Lump of Salt, you send them whatever info they ask for, how do you know what they send you back is actually factual ? [emoticon]


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They tell you where you come from, and you tell them where to go.


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bukhrn wrote:

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I've always taken those ancestry site with a BIG Lump of Salt, you send them whatever info they ask for, how do you know what they send you back is actually factual ? [emoticon]


You'll find out when every 2nd, 3rd, 4th cousin tries to get in touch with you. I found out and shut it down. Some of them I knew, others became a nuisance.
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bukhrn wrote:

I've always taken those ancestry site with a BIG Lump of Salt, you send them whatever info they ask for, how do you know what they send you back is actually factual ?


Very simple to verify, go to the records available, birth certificates, census data, marriage certificates, immigration records, military records, etc, etc. Yes, you will find some have entered incorrect data at times but overall it is a fantastic way to trace your ancestry. [emoticon]

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bukhrn wrote:

I've always taken those ancestry site with a BIG Lump of Salt, you send them whatever info they ask for, how do you know what they send you back is actually factual ?


Very simple to verify, go to the records available, birth certificates, census data, marriage certificates, immigration records, military records, etc, etc. Yes, you will find some have entered incorrect data at times but overall it is a fantastic way to trace your ancestry. [emoticon]
If I've gotta do all that work, what do I need to pay them for?

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For making all that information available at the click of a key on your computer instead spending $$ and time to go to and research at a multitude of locations; or spending $$$ and time to fill out forms and mail for records to be copied, etc.

If you don't like ancestry type sites don't use them. But hundreds of thousands have and continue to find them extremely helpful. [emoticon]

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I think there might be some confusion between the DNA ancestry tests; and the website ancestry.com? I joined the website for a month (eons ago) and traced one ancestor back to the Mayflower (in all fairness, easy to do since that lineage was recorded carefully through the generations). And since then, I have visited some of the towns that Ancestry listed for my ancestors, and sure enough, my family was there. I DID go to one small town's library to clear up what appeared to be some polygamy about 6 generations ago, but it turns out that someone who had entered info into Ancestry.com had mixed up some names.....LOL! It also didn't help that one forefather had left Braintree, MA to settle a new area in Vermont, and they named it Braintree - ugh.

All in all, it was fun to do the research; and all of a sudden it made me wish I had paid more attention in History class.....LOL!

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"If your family tree doesn't fork, you might be a redneck" - Jeff Foxworthy.

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