Saturday, December 3, 2016
Can You Believe This?
My daughter-in-law asked me to look at this entry for Christen Pedersen, MJNM-VQ1. Here is part of the rest of the story:
This is the first screenshot of the list of wives for this person. Here is the next screenshot.
Here is the next screenshot. These are all for Christen Pedersen MJNM-VQ1.
Wait, the list goes on. Here is the next screenshot down.
Yep, there is even more. Here is another screenshot down the list.
Finally, we get to the bottom of the list
How does the average user (or even an advanced user) of the FamilySearch.org Family Tree untangle this mess? There is no real way to do so without spending a huge amount of time. The first step is to step back and verify that your family line actually connects you to this person. You must determine with solid sources that you are really related to Christen Pedersen MJNM-VQ1. If you happen to be related to one of the listed wives, and you have supporting sources, you need sources that show you are related to Christen Pedersen also in the form of specific marriage information. You then have to determine if he was, in fact, married more than once. You then need to verify that the children listed are the children of Christen Pedersen and your ancestor. If so, then all you have to do is detach all of the other wives and children.
In looking at the places where all these people are said to be born, I suggest that there is only one or at most two of the people that actually belong here.