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Wasting time: Solving
the problem of genealogy duplication
Besides being patient, hard-working, and curious, genealogists also
need to have a sense of humor when coming across some of Murphy's Laws
By Emily Jensen--Genealogy databaser for Worldvitalrecords.com
- You never asked your father about his family when he was alive because
you were not interested in genealogy then. *
- You finally find your great grandparent's wedding records and discover
that the brides' father was named John Smith. *
- The public ceremony in which your distinguished ancestor participated
in and at which the platform collapsed under him turned out to be a
While many will be able to relate and smile at these and like setbacks,
one of Murphy's Laws of Genealogy the genealogist does not want realized
After years of researching and painstakingly putting together your genealogy puzzles,
you find out after publishing your records, that around 80 percent of these records
have already been recorded and are duplications.
One genealogist, J. Thomas Fyans, tells how he found out his genealogical
records had been duplicated: "To determine the extent to which such
duplication exists, I took my genealogical records to a professional
research institute. They compared my records with their name pool and
determined that they already had ninety-five percent of my records in
their file. That means that only five percent of my records are unique
to me. Thirty-four other clients shared my ancestry…At my request, the
institute took a sampling of clients from all parts of the United States?
These names were compared with records in their name pool, and it was
determined that eighty percent were duplicates. Only twenty percent
were unique." From "Ours is a Shared Ancestry" Ensign, 1978.
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