Member of the National Genealogical Society 2018
Member of the New Mexico Genealogical Society 2018

Someone Online Has Already Traced My Family Tree. Can I Just Plug In Their Info?

Be careful.!

What I have learned is that many people copy incorrect information and plugged in incorrect ancestors. Others, believing that they have hit the mother lode, repeatedly copy and paste all this incorrect information into their software. In time, no one knows what is correct or incorrect and the mistakes are all over the internet.

If you do choose to copy someone else's research, continue to trace each individual you brought across for yourself. Be sure YOU feel that they are correct. You may discover there are discrepancies in the tree.

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