Viewing post #134698 by MitchF
|I have found many strange and unique things in my tree... and many family truths that ended not true - a fact at times I wish I could have undone and never looked into in some ways. (you know what I mean?)
On the whole you cannot trust records - My family has many Cherokee in it - they could not register that way or would not have been citizens until the early 1900s, they lied about their ages to save their land in the land rushes, they had to bend many "official documents" - so I have learned not to trust many of the documents out there - official and not and take them all with a grain of salt... I only trust 100% on my Native family family Bibles, and the old notes (gravestones dont help - fieldstones dont show much on them!) passed down in family history.