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Ronald

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I have found their website to be especially helpful in some ways, and of course just as challenging as other sites regarding the accuracy of some data.  Here is the primary link to the website.

 

https://familysearch.org/

 

The data that is in question to me, would be the trees uploaded or maintained by users.  No surprise there.

 

I have never done much with the other aspects of the website until yesterday.  I went to search in their CATALOGUE for regional or local records that are from areas I am concerned with.  Mostly this focused on records from Germany and Schleswig-Holstein.  I know, Schleswig is now in Germany, but it wasn't back in the days when my ancestors lived there, it was Denmark.  I have now ordered a few of their Microfiches and will have to see how the process works.  I only ordered for short term lending (90 days) and they will notify me when they are shipping to my area LDS facility.  I am excited about this feature and hope I ordered the right items.

 

 

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Be careful with the result of searching familysearch.org.

If I start my research I take a couple of data from FSO, most of them were wrong or misleading.
   
* Take it always as a note and double check the result.*

Best way is to have a look in the church book, often you will find some more information

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Very good points.  I have ordered and read the films each time, many of the trees are not accurate.

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      04/23/2017

      I think it is a common theme really.  Each year as spring opens and the weather allows a release to the outdoors, the website will see a slowing in information.  That is ok, we really love our gardens as well.  I am also a huge fan of grilling foods.  I am not sure any of that will change in years to come either.   We have also taken a grand step in our field research and spent a week primarily in New Jersey with a few stops in Pennsylvania. It was a grand discovery, and yet, it was overwhelming as well. I have yet to go through all of the information that we uncovered.  And again, we found more holes that need attention.  I jokingly tell my bride that I am "DONE" now that I have linked my American lineage to the initial immigrant from Germany.  It is just a joke, there is always more to do. Thankfully so!   In the coming weeks things will settle and we will once again make some time to get more of our information on line.  Expect a wealth of data surrounding the early Tinsmans in America, maybe in Germany as well.  I will see what I can do.  I will also get more linked information posted for other areas.  Finding so many local resources while we traveled has proven that courthouses and societies are very important places to visit, and even make new friends.   I hope you will find something worth your visit, maybe even something Grand!!!!!
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