01 April 2014

April Fools

He who is born a fool is never cured. ~Proverb

These comments were found on Facebook. There will be no "Aprils Fools" at the end of this post because, unfortunately, these are all real.

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enjoying all the research i already did today back to 1765 already in a couple hr period
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Ruth, they give you a free week. I was done in that.
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Got the family back to 1824 thanks to the work others have done. And I thought the Hungarian side was going to be hard!
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i just want to stop by for a min to tell everyone thank you for sharing ur trees and for helping others to do theirs if it wasnt for a few of you i dont know if i would have gotten so far in my tree im now on my 80th great grandfather .thank you so much once again :-)
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I just had to delete 200-300 family members in my tree due to wrong info in other peoples trees. I'm so pissed. I spent, hours, days, weeks working for nothing. I don't think other peoples family trees should be shown unless they have been professionally verified. Lesson learned.
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Is anyone working on ancestors BEFORE 500AD? Let's share results. This area of time between 100BC and 500 Ad seems to be pretty wild Working on Scandinavian and german tribes.
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I have found 10,000.00 ancestry on ancestry.com on fathers side and they are a Royal lineage. Is this unusual? I hit 4th grgrandma [name], Greenbrier, W. Va. went directly to the Stewarts of Scotland, Ireland and England. And at 10 thousand it has become overwhelming, as stated, this is what I found and I am not a pro at this.
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I'm addicted to Ancestry.com. They can use DNA to help in tracing your roots. I just found my 11th Great Grandfather. An Englishman of Nobility. Whod a thunk?... And where's my crown?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_John_Wynn,_1st_Baronet
Sir John Wynne (1553 - 1626)
is your 11th great grandfather
Robert":Mayor of Canterbury: Wynne (1558 - 1609)
son of Sir John Wynne
[The full pedigree was listed but can anyone see the problem between the 11th great-grandfather and his son?]
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just a question ,hope don't mind ,but people don.t worry much about there DNA and in Uk and a lot come from royalty,so many on here want Indian DNA, but where shot by cow boys.


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6 comments:

  1. Groaners, all of them, but somehow the “hit 4th great grandma … went directly to the Stewarts” is kind of revelatory. Maybe some people use Ancestry.com as a sort of genealogy slot machine. You put in a grandma and pull the lever. Winner! 10,000 ancestors in the payout of a lifetime!

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  3. Is this an April Fool joke or perhaps Ancestry.com should join those fools never cured? On their homepage this morning:
    "Note: The Ancestry.com website will undergo scheduled maintenance on Saturday, 2 April, from approximately 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. (EDT). During that time, some portions of the site may be unavailable. Thank you for your patience."
    Since April 2 is a Wednesday ...one wonders.

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  4. Somebody noticed. The Ancestry.com message was changed by 9:30 am EST.

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  5. One could hope the 80th grandfather was a typo. Maybe 8 is possible. I think my favorite is the one who is mad because they have to delete 200-300 people after all their "hard work." It is tough downloading all those trees without looking at them! Ugh!

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  6. I think the "done in a week" comment is my very favorite. Thanks for compiling the laughs!

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