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Ancestral Cobblers

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I've hit a new bunch of family tree cobbling ie when one family thread is linked into another thread despite the fact that it makes no sense. So people keep moving across the continent despite the trade directories showing they worked in same place for whole of their life. Their children are born in 2 place at the same time. Parents are born after their children and some live to 200 years old. What makes it more confusing is the family has 4 Samuels in direct line and even quite usually sensible historians have mixed up which Samuel did what. One Samuel apparently rented out a works 20 years after he died. Why do people do it. Don't they ever read the family trees they put together?
 

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