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Leah Smith
New England Family History Researcher
New England Family History Researcher
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I also have a few projects that were pushed to the back burner while I explored my husband's Polish ancestors, and spent time fooling around with Family Treemaker 2017. The great thing about genealogy is that we can always pick up where we left off, or revise our goals.
Here's to another fun year!
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Leah Smith commented on a post on Blogger.
I had been cutting the Last Residence information from the death location and putting it on the Description line of the Death Fact.  I like your method better as it separates the information and makes it clearer. I usually do not keep Social Security numbers unless I think I might want to make an inquiry to the Social Security Administration, but your explanation of how it helps in the cases where people have the same name makes sense.
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Perhaps you can help me restate a problem and advise me on how to report it. It is an Ancestry error which when allowed to merge into an FTM database will create a family error.
The Ancestry index entryhttp://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=7602&h=77717401&indiv=try
for the Nelson Hinds family in 1900 US Census in Rangeley, Franklin, Maine
has combined two neighboring households. If this record is merged into a tree profile for Nelson Hinds in FTM without any correction, Annie Twombly appears as a wife of Nelson Hinds. This has resulted in several incorrect Ancestry Member Trees
Nelson ?? Hinds 38
Etta P Hinds 27
Pearl H Hinds 60
Harlon W Hinds 8
Agnes L Hinds 6
Lula A Hinds 3
Wallis L Twombly 47
Annie G Twombly 36
Nellie E Twombly 17
Katie I Twombly 15
Nabby F Twombly 13
Almina M Twombly 12
Carol E Twombly 9
Lucy M Twombly 3
Margueriti G Twombly 4/12
I have reported it to Ancestry using the "Report Issue" prompt, but I am not confident that it will reach the correct person, or that I explained it well enough.

I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to learn best practices from your posts, and I fortunately do not add information to my tree without reviewing and editing first.

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Leah Smith commented on a post on Blogger.
I have been doing file cleanup, as well.  Renaming media that is out of conformance with my naming system, and checking media links.  I like your system for finding errors in source citations.
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December 4th is the date for West Brookfield's annual White Christmas celebration.  This is a wonderful opportunity for families to share the Holiday spirit.
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The Town Common - A beautiful space for residents to use and enjoy.
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I have had that "slapped in the face feeling." Give the family time to grieve and create a meaningful memorial on their own.  I don't need a transfer for any reason.  The numbers are not important to me.  I care about the accuracy of the memorial information and the feelings of surviving family members.
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Leah Smith commented on a post on Blogger.
The NEHGR Article is more than 20 pages long, but I will finish reading it. Even hobbyists like myself should understand the importance of the GPS.  I research mostly to enhance my own knowledge and understanding of my family's history, and I do not expect great interest in my work, but I hope that what I leave is  considered accurate and thorough.  I have found historians, both with and without credentials to be cooperative and helpful.
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