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Feb 7, 2010 9:28 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
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darius wrote:I use a lot. And I hate it just as much as I like it.

I've been working on my family genealogy off and on for over 30 years, and certainly having all the information Ancestry and other online sources supply is a huge benefit.

Most of my early research (1970's) was by snail mail, and now I have progressed to the point that there are few if any really old records online, and any that might exist will need personal visits to courthouses, cemeteries, etc. Very costly.

I hate the wait time when working on Ancestry. You'd think that their Church could afford enough servers to not bog down during peak traffic. I also hate that folks just copy stuff into their trees without much thought to the reality... like adding a man who had 7 children 30 years after he died.

But the comments about genealogy here are spot on... it is very addictive!

I know exactly what you mean. When I first began the project and began using, I didn't realize how important verification was. There were a few things that were saved in my tree and I carried on without realizing that there was no way that could have been true, until later on down the line. Correcting the errors is so time consuming, so it's best to verify as you go along.

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