Monday, April 20, 2009
the proverbial grain of salt
I think we've all been cautioned to take things one reads on the internet with a grain of salt. Case in point! This past weekend I ran across a website detailing a family's genealogy. I don't personally know these people, but as it turns out I am in one of their family tree branches.
I saw that my name was listed. So far, so good. Then Offsprings #1 & #2 were listed, but their names were both misspelled. (Does anybody really name their son Cavid?) I noticed that they got my hubby's name right -- but then stated he was deceased. Yikes! Last time I checked he had a pulse!
Here's the best/worst part: They had me remarried to (drum roll please.....) my stepfather!!! Whoa. That is really not cool.
The family/webmasters had their e-mail address listed so I e-mailed my corrected information. I got a reply thanking me but stating that they were having trouble accessing their website so it probably wouldn't be corrected for a while.
In the meantime, I'm hoping anybody doing genealogy research and using that webpage takes it with a grain of salt. Heck, you need the whole salt shaker for that one.