Sunday, January 8, 2012

Correcting the bad info out there

Have you heard the saying "you don't know what you don't know"?  Well, I'd like to talk about "you dont know what lies you believe".

I have been doing genealogy for a very long time.  As a result of that, my family information appears in many places.  I often have living peoples data removed, but usually show all deceased data.  I am now facing a very difficult dilemna.  As my mother lied to be about who my father was, and that person is no longer living, the person she had named as my father is listed in many genealogy places as my father.  Obviously this needs correcting.  

In my particular case, I have decided to leave the correcting until I have the correct name for certain to replace the incorrect one.  Many of you out there I am sure have something in your database / family tree that you have learned was incorrect and have now corrected it.  But what steps have you taken to correct the places it appears incorrectly?