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    Absolutely amazing! As a researcher you cannot trust a soul! Colin Whyte Dernancourt Email Whyteres@cobweb.com.au South Australia 5075 ... From: Toni
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      Absolutely amazing! As a researcher you cannot trust a soul!


      Colin Whyte
      Dernancourt Email Whyteres@...
      South Australia 5075
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Toni Phillips" <tphilli02@...>
      To: <scots-origins@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 8:51 PM
      Subject: [scots-origins] Information from other researchers??


      > I thought I would share a short story with you all. I have been
      researching
      > a family from Kent, accessing the films and sighting the records for
      myself.
      > I got back to a family with the names of George and Jane Edwards. Another
      > researcher sent me his information and "research" and I was surprised to
      > find he had traced the same family back to the same time but had George
      with
      > Elizabeth.
      >
      > Obviously I must have missed something, after all this fellow was an
      office
      > bearer with a genealogical society. So I rang him and asked whether Jane
      was
      > a second wife or had she been the first and Elizabeth the second. Not
      often
      > lost for words, I found I was just speechless when he said "Oh, I made her
      > up. I don't like gaps in the family tree and as Elizabeth is a common name
      I
      > put that in until I get round to doing some more research. You can change
      it
      > to Jane if you like...."
      >
      > ALWAYS check the sources for yourself.
      >
      > Toni Phillips
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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