Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Did He Really Get Married When He Was 5 Years Old?!

All of us probably have run across such "facts" in our own genealogy data from time to time. Perhaps it was a product of our own poor typing, or perhaps it snuck into our file when we quickly downloaded a GEDCOM and merged a record or two without carefully checking the information (OK, maybe YOU have never done that, but I admit that on occasion I have been guilty!).

A recent article on Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter titled "A Sanity Check for Your Genealogy Data" addresses this topic. The article also explores how to use your own genealogy program to help identify the problems when they exist.

You can read the full article at: http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2009/04/a-sanity-check-for-your-genealogy-data.html

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Great article! I think most of us as genealogists have done this once in a while. Then, when you go back and look over your work later, you realize that your great-great grandfather couldn't possibly have been 56 years older than his own mother!

Just a great reminder that we should all re-check our work once in a while.

Stephanie
webmaster at Irish Genealogical