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.

9 comments:

offspring #1 said...

Oh, how I love my dear brother Cavid.

-Dhristina

Barbara B. said...

LOL! That's about right!
(But Dad wasn't overly amused about being deceased...)

Rev SS said...

well I was going to say "wowser, weird and scary" ... until I read your comments #1 & BB ... so now instead I'm ROTFLOL! (And wondering where M's sense of humor went :)

Presbyterian Gal said...

Rev SS: NOTHING is funny when you're dead!

What website was this? I wanna go looking. Sounds like fun.

Cavid said...

I love my new name! :D

Processing Counselor said...

It had to be a mormon based site. They're big into geneology and CONVERTING after death, so warn dear CAVID, he may have to be reconverted!

Purple said...

Funny and yikes at the same time.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Like Mark Twain, the reports of your husband's demise are greatly exaggerated.

Anonymous said...

No matter how you spell the names, I love and am so proud of Dhristina and Cavid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!