While working on this We’re Related project, a member of my Facebook Group want’s to see an Online Tree without the use of Alternate Facts (ALT Facts). I have been using the term “Clean Tree” or a “Conclusion Based Tree.”
When you look at this Online Tree, all you see are Facts or Events, with all of the documentation attached to that fact. The reader of this online tree can look at the supporting documentation to see how I arrived at these conclusions.
For example: My Great Grandfather
One birth Fact, One death Fact, a couple of family event, but pretty clean presentation.
Here is what his profile looks like in my Working online tree.
So, I get what my Facebook cousin was talking about. This one is messy. Each Fact reflects the information that I received from the source document.
The Clean Tree, you can still see what information came from what source.
This Clean Tree is only my Direct Line to see what a “Clean Tree” might look like. This tree is really of no value, except to explore what a Clean Tree, not a messy one, might look like.
I don’t want to spend any more time on a Clean Tree, but will share my observations of this file and tree.
This database was started with 76 We’re Related APP Cousins.
What I found was my ability to prove or disprove the We’re Related lineages.
I first worked off of the Data Error Report, which my program has to tell me that there is a problem with the data. of the 20 Errors, I was not able to Prove or Disprove 9 of the errors, due to the lack of hints to records to help resolve the data problem. 6 of the Errors were DATA ENTRY issues. To me, that was a key to some of the problems in this file. 2 of the 20, I was able to identify a man who married twice, and a female where I found 2 people with the same name, same place, similar dates.
With all of the Data Errors identified and/or resolved, I wanted to see IF there were hints for me to find Records to prove or disprove the accuracy of the APP data.
Of the 76
50 People, I can not prove. Not hints to follow up on, to find a record that indicate that the app was right.
25 People, where I have hints to work off of, to prove of disprove the data from the APP.
1 person, I was able to prove that the APP was correct.
Please understand, that the Clean Tree was not after the correctness of the data, but only the view of the Online Tree.
I want to put this piece of the project aside and get back to real research. But, thought if might be of interest to provide a summary of my findings while working on a Clean Tree. (no ALT Facts, but ALL Facts documented).
This tree is Private, not searchable, but if you are interested AND are an We’re Related APP Cousin, please let me know.
The Screen Captures above, give an indication as to what a Clean and a Messy Tree might look like. Oh, and I do understand why my cousin wants to see a Clean Tree. I get that.
Lesson Leaned: Check your own DATA ENTRY, as you go, and often