Person talk:John Pinkham (1)


"Information on family trees such as are riddled with errors. The alternative death date given above appears nowhere in any contemporary record."

While this may very well be true - don't you think you should substantiate it? What does "riddled with errors" mean? Also, how can you say - appears nowhere in ANY contemporary record? Perhaps it doesn't appear in any of a set of contemporary records that you can enumerate, or in the commonly accepted sources for this family - but that's not at all the same as "nowhere in any".

We need to deal head-on with weak source material from ancestry and other places - it's going to arrive with lots of GEDCOMs - the best way to handle it is to accept it but notate in detail what the problems are, why it isn't trusted for a particular person, etc.