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 Post subject: 10 most common mistakes
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:20 pm 
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Taken from LFHHS yahoo forum

Posted on Twitter by Ancestry.co.uk @AncestryUK

It's easy to make mistakes while carrying out family history research.View our article on the 10 most common mistakes http://ancstry.me/12GDgaV

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:54 am 
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I'd agree with all of those. I think some are more common since the boost to the obsession from TV programmes like WDYTYA.

I may have been guilty of a couple (1 & 10) but in the early days of my research, not so much now.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:33 am 
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Same here Mel, also number 8, I had an "ancestor" for a couple of years, who I took back for decades, only to find out he wasn't mine at all, not even the right name. :oops:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:30 am 
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I once married a woman off to the wrong man. The woman was a sibling of my ancestor and I didn't develop the line further other than census returns. No harm done in this instance but made me more careful, particularly with common names!

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Happened to me early days, but won't happen again! A combination of taking someone else's tree as gospel and them assuming we were related to someone famous. When I finally decided to verify it, amy years later, I discovered that my dad's cousin's tree was good for several generations but then created a link to the famous person by 'inventing' a brother for him. Trouble is that tree is all round the family and no-one will accept it's wrong because 'he went to Ireland and really went into ito all'. Ah well.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:54 pm 
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So go on then, name the famous person you are not related to :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:56 pm 
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Not that famous - unless you're an Irish Catholic! Archpishop John McHale. Every McHale in the world seems to be trying to attach themselves to his tree :P

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