[APG Public List] Ancestry Tree's Famous Connections

Michael John Neill mjnrootdig at gmail.com
Wed May 5 17:32:37 MDT 2010


As an FYI to anyone interested in this thread.
Ancestry.com is aware of the problem and are trying reproduce it.
I will post an update when I have one.
Michael


On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 3:38 PM, Michael John Neill <mjnrootdig at gmail.com>wrote:

> I know the inherent problems with this, but I am wondering if anyone has
> even previewed the "Famous Relative" part of the Ancestry.com trees.
>
> I am looking at this relationship:
> http://trees.ancestry.com/RelationFinder/relate.aspx?pid=17431138
> And when I hit "show relationship" I have gotten error messages for the
> past several days.
>
> I blogged about it here:
>
> http://rootdig.blogspot.com/2010/05/ancestrycom-says-bernard-goldenstein-is.html
>
> I'd like to see why/how they arrived at the relationship, not because I'm
> looking for a famous relative, but because my curiosity as to how has gotten
> the better of me. I viewed the partial tree for Mrs. Tyler and am assuming
> that because she has some apparent Dutch ancestry she came up as a "match"
> for Bernard who has Ostfriesen ancestry which has similar names.
>
> Michael
>
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