Steve, yes, maybe you can correct the view but can you RESOLVE
discrepancies? Even by using original validated sources?
Just look at the van der Merwe line, whose prolific Genghis Khan type blood
most of us Saffers have, it's just a mess, gets worse, not better. While the
pressure is on for LDS members to get names (in any condition, unique and/or
duplicate) to the temples to keep them functioning, rather than researching
correct information, this can only get worse. Another example is my van
As an ex FHC director, I have seen horrible things. Particularly the use of
Pama/de Villiers (now SAG) as the ultimate source, with no other research or
verification even being attempted. Not that I'm unappreciative of the
resource PdeV/SAG is, when used correctly.
Aside from the correctness of the research, I wonder if any LDS officials
have ever published numbers on how much time is wasted on temple activity
when all the duplicate work/ordinances is taken into account?
My 2 cents worth...
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Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 03:36
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] Stephen Mann?
On 11 Jan 2016 at 11:43, Bob Mclaren via wrote:
Unfortunately, this is all too common. I just ran across a tree on
of a Paterson family I am researching. The tree is
loaded with errors that include merging two different Paterson
families. My experience is that on-line trees have a high probability of
In my experience most online trees have errors. The only online tree site I
participate in is FamilySearch, where it is possible to correct errors and
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