Subject: Re: Unacceptable sources per Colonial Dames XVII Century|
From: Gerald Greene
Date: January 08, 2000
Thanks, for your input. Even though sources cannot be validated at times,
Ancestral File records from LDS have made connections for me That I would
never have found perhaps in a lifetime of research. It depends on which
organization you are dealing with. The Columbia Chapter of the S. C.
Genealogical Society accepted my membership for Founding Families of the
State of South Carolina. My sources included some LDS records, "The Manning
Papers", and several other sources which have been known to have incorrect
data. In genealogy research, sometimes just probable assumptions have to be
used. Pure genealogy research is almost an utopia.
----- Original Message -----
From: Greg Simmons
Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2000 2:30 AM
Subject: Re: Unacceptable sources per Colonial Dames XVII Century
I read the post of Unacceptable sources. The items are
> Unacceptable as proof for institutions such as the Daughters and Sons of
> the American Revolution and others in getting your Ancestor registered.
> That does not mean however that every word in these materials are wrong.
> It means that some errors are in the material and these Institutions
> will not accept them as proof of your ancestor's linage.
> I have used Historical Southern Families (Boddie) and have
> found that some of the information to be correct. I have also found some
> errors through my research that are Wrong. That does not mean I stop
> using them. They help me locate areas to search. It is up to me to
> verify the information given , be it Historical Southern Families
> (Boddie), or Pioneers of the Wiregrass, or any other item listed. These
> resources are a guide and not the all in all. I think most people know
> that when they use these sources they are to be verified and not to be
> taken at face value.
> The LDS site and the IGL records as well as all the other
> information was contributed by other researchers as a guide to help
> others. Even if you get the information from a CD that has information
> these are sources that need to be checked out and not taken as truth. It
> does not mean we need to stop using them. We just need to check out to
> see what information is true and what is not.
> If you of course plan on using these materials to
> register an ancestor to the DAR or SAR or any other orginzation they
> would not be able to be used. There should be no problem in using them,
> just as long as you can verify the information with other records to
> show what information is true and what is not.
> Greg Simmons
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