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Tree:  

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!

Photos

 Thumb   Description   Linked to   Last Modified 

 
  11 Aug 2021

 
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  2 Aug 2021

 
  31 Jul 2021

 
  31 Jul 2021

 
  30 Jul 2021

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Tree | Branch   Last Modified 
I2781 
Downing, Hubert 
b. 1924  Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England  Main Tree 11 Aug 2021
I2780 
Downing, Winnie 
b. Jan 1920  Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England  Main Tree 11 Aug 2021
I2779 
Downing, James 
   Main Tree 11 Aug 2021
I1162 
Costar, Gertrude Ellen 
b. Apr 1892  Cumnor, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 11 Aug 2021
I2043 
Richings, John 
b. Abt 1700   Main Tree 3 Aug 2021
I2778 
Richings, Sarah 
b. 3 Feb 1745  Wantage, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 3 Aug 2021
I2777 
Richings, Ann 
b. 23 Feb 1743  Wantage, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 3 Aug 2021
I2776 
Richings, Catherine 
b. 16 Jan 1741  Wantage, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 3 Aug 2021
I2775 
Richings, Hannah 
b. 14 Jul 1739  Wantage, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 3 Aug 2021
I2774 
Richings, Robert 
b. 12 Jun 1737  Wantage, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 3 Aug 2021
I2773 
Richings, Mary 
b. 21 Feb 1734  Wantage, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 3 Aug 2021
I2771 
Richings, John 
b. 3 Jun 1728  Wantage, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 2 Aug 2021
I2772 
Richings, Elizabeth 
b. 10 Mar 1730  Wantage, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 2 Aug 2021
I2035 
Richings, Thomas 
b. 5 Jul 1727  Wantage, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 31 Jul 2021
I589 
Barrett, John 
b. 10 Mar 1811  Fyfield, Berkshire, England  Main Tree 30 Jul 2021

Families
  
 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Tree | Branch   Last Modified 
 F763 
 I2779  James Downing  I1162  Gertrude Ellen Costar  Dec 1918  Main Tree 11 Aug 2021
 F560 
 I2043  John Richings  I2044  Mary Potter  18 Oct 1726  Main Tree 3 Aug 2021