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Births wrong?

sikorae

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I found some births on LDS, it was going wellbut then I noticed one of the dates was completely wrong. They had the parent being born after the child?
I thought I could make a wild guess and say around 20 between them. But as I went futher back it through all the others out. What should I do?
 
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I found some births on LDS, it was going wellbut then I noticed one of the dates was completely wrong. They had the parent being born after the child?
I thought I could make a wild guess and say around 20 between them. But as I went futher back it through all the others out. What should I do?
ahh it looks like you have found the 'submitted' entries... you have to be VERY careful when looking at the LDS.

Anything that ISNT extracted should be checked against the original parish records if at all possible.

the main reason for the Latter Day Saints info to be there for us to search is because it is part of the Mormon religion that they research their family history, so, in essence what we are looking at is information (when its submitted) by individual members of the mormon faith.

BUT there are some that research more thoroughly and actually extract information from the parish registers themselves, which is why you have Extracted entries, or Submitted entries.
 

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One of the practices of the member's of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saint's is to trace their family trees back five generations.

Sometimes, people do not do this in a very accurate way and their info then gets put onto the website, warts and all!

This means that anything you find that is a submitted entry (it will say at the bottom) is something that a member of the Church has researched and put on.

Sometimes these details are just wild guesses - the son of Mr and Mrs Bloggs etc.


So, the moral is to take any submitted info you find with a pinch of salt and try to stick to the extracted records.

Hope this makes sense?
 
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Hiya,

yes thats right it will be like this:



the bit about submissions will be in 'Messages' under the parents names. If it is extracted it will say so in that bit, likewise sometimes just for added confusion it says nothing.....
 

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