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Marla Larson
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Wife, Mother, Family History Nut
Wife, Mother, Family History Nut

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I have found many mistakes in original sources lately and am curious if others have experienced the same thing. The latest find was yesterday when I found a birth record for a great uncle on Ancestry.  The person who recorded the births for the town added no given names to the children born. They are all listed with their surnames only. The record has the birth date and the parents names for each child except in my great uncle's case the names of the parents are incorrect. The names given are Daniel and Sarah when his parents first names were Dan and Emma. I can understand the Daniel but Sarah? The town they lived in was tiny that the 1900 census is only 3 images.

I recently took photos of records from a church record and one of the above named sisters has an aunt and uncle listed as her parents in that record.  Other church records give the correct parents for both her and her brother mentioned above. I knew these people quite well.  The great aunt lived over the road from me when I was growing up.

I had problems finding the death record for my gr gr grandmother, Mary Ann Simpson Powell.  She was grandmother to the above to people.  When I finally found her record her given name is listed as Sarah. The informant was a son-in-law who apparently didn't know her name. This is the only place I have found her name as Sarah.

The last example is the death date for a great aunt. Her death certificate was not filed until nine months after her death. Family records, church records, her obit and headstone are all correct.

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2014-07-11
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I just discovered a problem with my Legacy 8 syncing with Family Tree. I just synced a recently deceased aunt and noticed a strange source that shows in my Legacy FamilySearch file.  It is a Harrington Family history book. So I checked to see if I had accidentally added this source to her but it does not show up in her sources when I look at her individual record in Legacy. I looked at her sister and see there is a source listed for her in Legacy FamilyTree with a Massachusetts Vital Record source that is not a source for her.  Again that source does not show up when I look at her individual record.  Would others who are linked to FamilySearch please check there files and let me know if this is happening to you or if it is just lucky me that is having this happen.  I am putting this under Discussion because I know how to do it.  Just want feedback. Thanks!

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Memorial Day!  Some of the places I visited on Memorial Day. The new memorial that was dedicated last Saturday was very busy so I was not able to get really good photos.  Maybe in the future.
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Okay here is a dumb basic question.  I have source #1 that is a church record.  I want to keep that source because I have several more people I need to add this source to.  Source #2 is an obit for an aunt who just passed away and I am through with this source and want to replace it with an obituary for my 2nd great grandfather.  At the bottom of the source is a button that says clear all.  Does it clear only source #2 or will it clear sources #1 and #2? Thanks!

 Back in 1997 I inherited my aunts genealogy that includes xeroxed copies of marriage records, birth certificates, etc. of immediate family members and proofs for ancestors. At the time I inherited, I was using an unknown version of PAF that did not have a place for sources.  All sources, such as they were, were included in notes. I was pretty green at the time so I did what I did and then moved on to research ancestors and get a little smarter about sourcing and eventually find mine way to Legacy and got even smarter.  Now I feel a need to make digital images of these records and add them correctly to my Legacy database.  I am just trying to decide how I want to source these documents copies.  I would like to include the original location of the records such as the Utah State Vital Records for births and deaths but also want to give credit where credit is due to my aunts and mother who originally gathered this info.  Would appreciate any suggestions as to how you would source such records.

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This is what I have selected. I have also unchecked the Include half-siblings in the list but it made no difference.
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It certainly looks like there is room for an additional child to be added to each row.  Why even though I have things set as best fit is it only showing 4 children per row?
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Here is my screen capture.  Sorry, I haven't added a lot of photos to my database.  I have been working on a photo project to share with family members and that is taking a good deal of my time.  The green arrows mean I and FamilySearch Family Tree are in sync.  The red arrows on Mary Louisa Heath mean that my record and FamilySearch Family Tree have both made changes since the last time I synced the records. I love the way all the children in large families can show on the screen.  The exception to that being my dad's family.  There were 13 children in his parents family and only the first 12 will show.
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I have been busy adding obits to my Legacy 8.  Discovered last night that when I backup my multimedia the files I added the obits to are not being backed up.  Can't figure out what I am doing wrong.  Would greatly appreciate some suggestions.
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