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08 Apr 2018

After many many months and hundreds of hours, all the media files that, disastrously became detached during the import from Ancestry.co.uk, have been re-attached.
 
I say 'reattached' but in truth it was far more than that.  The opportunity was taken to critically examine each item to validate its relevance and accuracy.  Many of the items were originated by other Ancestry members, with varying levels of due diligence applied at the point of origin.
 
At the start there were about 2,500 detached items and we have finished with 1,321 attached items.  There were many duplicates, many were nothing to do with us at all (cases of misidentification) and many were illegible so, not only could I not figure out who they belonged to, but it would have been pointless re-attaching them. 
 
Also, along the way, about 500 people have been added to the tree - mostly family members who appeared on a census form but weren't on the tree.  The principal reason is that Ancestry members would "prove" a single member of a family on a census return, but ignore other family members who had no direct relevance to them.  That said, a lot of the duplicates were caused by Ancestry members who had decided to record other family members on a census, but then added the same census form attachment multiple times, one for each family member, instead of linking all family members to a single copy

Many corrections were made to dates because another typical trait from the Ancestry members was to record a baptism date as a birth date and, at the other end of the spectrum, a burial date as a death date.

Discrepancies were identified that could not immediately be resolved and **notes entered to the system to indicate the need for further research.  These are our next action items, and Sheila has already made a start (whilst also starting to document the Wheatley / Blampied family.)

Conclusion

The quantity and quality of data in OurFamilyHistory is much improved as a result of this 'disaster.'  Every cloud has a silver lining!

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Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Tree   Last Modified 
I2461 
Ferch Leuan, Margaret 
   Main Tree 19 Jun 2019
I2463 
Ferch David, Mary 
   Main Tree 19 Jun 2019
I2462 
Howell, David 
   Main Tree 19 Jun 2019
I2460 
Howell, Edward 
c. 14 Aug 1591  Montgomery, Montgomeryshire, Wales  Main Tree 19 Jun 2019
I2455 
Howell, John 
c. 28 Jan 1620  Holborn, London. England  Main Tree 17 Jun 2019
I74 
Wallinger, John 
b. Abt 1653    Main Tree 17 Jun 2019
I2459 
Wallinger, Anne 
c. 28 Feb 1696  Burghfield, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 17 Jun 2019
I2458 
Wallinger, Johanna 
c. 1 Nov 1688  Burghfield, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 17 Jun 2019
I2457 
Wallinger, Elizabeth 
c. 24 Oct 1686  Burghfield, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 17 Jun 2019
I741 
Bristow, William 
b. 01 Nov 1680  Sulhampstead Abbotts, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 14 Jun 2019
I1208 
Bristow, William 
b. Sep 1713  Burghfield, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 14 Jun 2019
I490 
Leasher, Elizabeth 
b.     Main Tree 14 Jun 2019
I1340 
Wallinger, Susannah 
b. 04 Dec 1683  Burghfield, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 14 Jun 2019
I2456 
Brereton, Catherine 
c. 12 Oct 1628  Rotherhithe, Surrey, England  Main Tree 3 May 2019
I2453 
Howell, John 
c. 1 Jun 1649  Southwark, Surrey  Main Tree 3 May 2019
I2454 
Edgerton, Eleanor 
   Main Tree 2 May 2019
I2226 
Howell, John 
c. 9 Sep 1689  Bermondsey, London, England  Main Tree 2 May 2019
I1157 
Barrett, Richard 
b. 1621   Main Tree 1 May 2019

Families
      
 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Tree   Last Modified 
 F689 
 I2462  David Howell  I2463  Mary Ferch David  15 Dec 1591  Main Tree 19 Jun 2019
 F688 
 I2460  Edward Howell  I2461  Margaret Ferch Leuan  27 Jun 1617  Main Tree 17 Jun 2019
 F20 
 I74  John Wallinger  I490  Elizabeth Leasher  14 Sep 1682  Main Tree 17 Jun 2019
 F183 
 I741  William Bristow  I1340  Susannah Wallinger  12 Feb 1709  Main Tree 14 Jun 2019
 F687 
 I2455  John Howell  I2456  Catherine Brereton  29 Dec 1644  Main Tree 3 May 2019
 F686 
 I2453  John Howell  I2454  Eleanor Edgerton  6 Dec 1681  Main Tree 3 May 2019


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