Help with father and mother of Ricketts-23 Anthony B Ricketts

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On WikiTree I have Ricketts-424 and Hand-824 as mother and father.

Ancestry claims Thomas Ricketts and Ellen Hand  and

FamilySearch has John Ricketts and Mary

so I am not sure where to go
WikiTree profile: Anthony Ricketts
in Genealogy Help by Kern Brogan G2G6 Mach 1 (10.9k points)

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The only source I have seen on Ancestry for Thomas Ricketts is a Civil War pension that names his wife Ellen. Her maiden name is not listed.

The only marriage record for an Anthony Ricketts and Ellen Hand was on Ancestry. It is unreliable, it was created from group sheets and users trees.

The US and International Marriage Records are from Ancestry and are not actual records. Those are the marriage records they create from group sheets and users trees. There are some listed under sources on that profile.

On Ancestry you need to check the source to see where it originally came from.

I would trust the FamilySearch record it actually came from Maryland's Baptism's and Christening's Microfilm.
by Laura DeSpain G2G6 Pilot (405k points)
selected by Susan Laursen

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