07 September 2012

Coming or Going

Comments after the jump.

 Relationship to NEFERTITI                                           BIRTH                 DEATH

 FATHER             Amenhotep III Nubmaatre               ABT 1425 BC        ABT 1367 BC
 MOTHER            Gilukhipa                                       ABT 1415 BC
 SISTER              Mery-Khiba Mery-Amon                   ABT 1560 BC
 SPOUSE             Moses Ben Amram                                1597 BC         ABT 1451 BC
 CHILD                Merytaten Bas Moses                            1743 BC

 OCCUPATION    "Queen or Egypt" [sic]

ⓑⓐⓡⓚⓘⓝⓖ  ⓤⓟ  ⓣⓗⓔ  ⓦⓡⓞⓝⓖ  ⓣⓡⓔⓔ

Doing an exact search for "Nefertiti" in Ancestry.com trees brings up 952 results. The creator of this tree can't decide whether they're coming or going. There's no birth date (on this tree) for Nefertiti so I've used the year some historians believe she was born, 1370 BC, for the ages in her timeline. So here's the order of events according to the creator of this tree:

  DATE (BC)         AGE        EVENT
  1743                  -373        Her daughter is born.
  1597                  -227        Her spouse and father of her daughter is born.
  1560                  -190        Her sister is born.
  1451                  -  81        Her spouse dies.
  1425                  -  55        Her father is born.
  1415                  -  45        Her mother is born.
  1370                       0        She is born.
  1367                       3        Her father dies.
The only thing this person was able to do correctly was to make sure a person's death occurred after the person had been born. Now if they could just make sure everyone was born after their parents that would be great. A couple thousand profiles might have to be deleted if they did that. Unfortunately that would barely make a dent in this 250,000+ disaster of a tree.

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  1. It just blows my mind how often this happens. I don't understand where the pleasure is in the this type of genealogy. The scary thing is, others will then take this tree without a second glance and dump it into their own database, which just perpetuates the problem.

    1. Exactly! It's sad that I will never run out of fodder for this blog :-P