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02-01-2020, 09:09   #346
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I got the Ancestry hints down to under 1000 last night (from over 1500) and its back to 1100 this morning. An increasing amount of them are for families of wives of relations that honestly I don't know enough about to even consider accepting so I should probably bulk mark them as uncertain!
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02-01-2020, 11:16   #347
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I can't even bear going through all the hints.
I just look at specific people I'm interested in periodically and check their hints.
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03-01-2020, 12:00   #348
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Suggested hint on a g-g-g-aunt which has never come up for her parents (g-g-g-grandparents) or siblings (not including g-g-grandmother, for reasons) yet included all of them there has tied up a hell of a lot of hypothesis as correct. Or sufficiently proven anyway

Family emigrated to New Jersey but *came back* - eldest and youngest kids born in Kildare; middle born in NJ. Had worried it was two different families that I was conflating. I'm descended from the eldest daughter.

Found an 1891 ships manifest for Liverpool-NYC with all the family except her on it, names are not that common and ages are all sufficiently right with nobody else missing or extra added. She had married in Ireland by that stage and I was pregnant with my g-grandfather even.

I'd like to find something showing the lot of them coming back to Ireland in the first place but this is probably the most useful thing I've found in a long time for my own ancestry.
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03-01-2020, 17:58   #349
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Speaking of hints... When I click on my tree, ancestry insists there are hints for certain (of my brickwall) people - but when I click on that individual, there are no hints whatsoever, not even when I go into lifestory (to view the world history leaves ancestory inserts). Fantom leaf hints are frustrating.
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03-01-2020, 18:20   #350
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Messaged a presumptive cousin today who has unsourced names another generation back for one arm for me but the level of stuff I know to be wrong he has in what is a very bare tree (direct up and down, no siblings until lower levels) terrifies me and I assume the names are probably nonsense.

It's started suggesting cross links to trees that any basic coding would not suggest also. One was suggesting I match to someone in the right family born a hundred years and three generations lower, that I already had, and another was fully Polish!

Ancestry still offers the LDS index for all Irish certs meaning the amount of completely wrong stuff you can verify by looking up the actual cert is huge - this has been the only way I've convinced someone they were wrong when they insisted they were a relation. Theyd taken the the first index entry for a very common name and mother's surname combo

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03-01-2020, 20:17   #351
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Yeah, I've tried to correct (with evidence) a few people before and was met with silence or denial.
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03-01-2020, 21:06   #352
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Speaking of hints... When I click on my tree, ancestry insists there are hints for certain (of my brickwall) people - but when I click on that individual, there are no hints whatsoever, not even when I go into lifestory (to view the world history leaves ancestory inserts). Fantom leaf hints are frustrating.
I've come across this also.

I think it may occur where a hint was provided for a record set that has since been removed from the site.
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08-01-2020, 14:01   #353
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First person I messaged that had interesting stuff in their tree (not the one with the total clangers) got back in touch; and gave his reasoning for making a child/parent link that I couldn't prove but had a good reason to believe. Basically the same hunch and some supporting circumstantial evidence.

He has already done AncestryDNA and has some matches back in the UK on his male line I'd like to see. I still have my concerns over testing - data mainly; and I'm not male line descended so I'd need to get one of my uncles or their sons to get anything useful as far as I can tell?

Is there anyone who has done a deep dive on Ancestry's data policies to look for the bad bits?
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First person I messaged that had interesting stuff in their tree (not the one with the total clangers) got back in touch; and gave his reasoning for making a child/parent link that I couldn't prove but had a good reason to believe. Basically the same hunch and some supporting circumstantial evidence.

He has already done AncestryDNA and has some matches back in the UK on his male line I'd like to see. I still have my concerns over testing - data mainly; and I'm not male line descended so I'd need to get one of my uncles or their sons to get anything useful as far as I can tell?

Is there anyone who has done a deep dive on Ancestry's data policies to look for the bad bits?
You do not have to be male to do ancestrydna. Its for anyone, male and female. Male only is Y-DNA such as ftdna.com.

What bad bits? If you have concerns dont do it but you will be losing out big time in the long run. DNA is incredible as far as I am concerned, the amount of new info I have amassed would never have been possible by only concentrating on paper records. Just do it.
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You do not have to be male to do ancestrydna. Its for anyone, male and female. Male only is Y-DNA such as ftdna.com.

What bad bits? If you have concerns dont do it but you will be losing out big time in the long run. DNA is incredible as far as I am concerned, the amount of new info I have amassed would never have been possible by only concentrating on paper records. Just do it.
I know you don't have to be male to do a test (and I am anyway) but I'm not going to have a y-dna connection to my mothers male line by virtue of not having a Y chromosome from that side. I thought that was critical for a lot of the info on the male line?

Its the idea of giving huge amounts of data to a company based in a country with zero respect for data security basically.
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Maybe I'm saying something you already know but with ancestrydna (autosomal test) you will match to all lines of your ancestors, male and female lines on every branch. y-dna has nothing to do with how ancestry looks at the data.
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08-01-2020, 16:20   #357
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If you have not tested with Ancestry and he has, but you have autosomal test elsehwere, you can both upload to Gedmatch to compare.

If he's a Y descendant of your maternal grandfather, can you find a male cousin to test the Y on FTDNA?
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22-01-2020, 22:58   #358
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I hit 2500 people on my tree tonight (and then went past it to 2514!)
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I've an odd sort of question... How common was it, or why would a performer list his stage name on a census (also listing his family under the stage surname) when his travel documents listed his proper name ?
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No idea. People weren't famous in the same way then as now.

Who are you talking about?

Beyond Count John McCormack, I'm struggling to think of performers from that era.
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