Re: Vetting family tree submissions to genealogy sites for data soundness #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>

I don't know how anybody could vet somebody's tree. Most companies don't have any way to 'check' what you give them.
I have lots of records that I have obtained for my ancestors, and some people have been shocked to find how much I know. But there is no way to upload it to Geni or Ancestry with the 'proof', if I wanted to do that.
Online trees are like information from relatives. Some are very good, but, for example, my mother misremembered things. Once I was named for my grandfather, Samuel, who was dying when I was born, and I was to be the last grandchild; another time I wasn't named after anyone. And my brother wasn't named for anyone either, although he shared a name with her grandfather.
My aunt, Merle, didn't know she was named for her grandmother, Merle Linder, either. I had to explain that to her
Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

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