I have information to contribute to the profile of Robert Blundell. This is what I can add:
- His father is recorded as James Blundell (1509-1541) in my wife's (unsourced) tree
These are the sources I am using:
- My wife's tree on a local database *Family Tree Maker). She did her own research over 10 years using Ancestry, parish record transcripts on CD and Google search. She ordered several certificates (but I have not found them yet).
She has about 600-700 individuals in her tree which I am transferring to Wikitree. Mostly these are later than 1700 but she has many Blundells which go back much earlier. Some of these are already on Wikitree and some are not. I have now stated to deal with individuals born before 1700 and have come across the message "If you're not already coordinating with a project and familiar with applicable style rules click here: ASK FOR ADVICE". I am not coordinating with any projects but am aware of the style requirements and have seen the Style FAQ.
My concern is that, being 81, I see the priority as getting her tree documented in Wikitree in terms of relationships and tidying up the sources later (this could be done by anyone if I do not complete it), which is why I am keen to transfer everything to Wikitree as it is and then look for her certificates and other references. Ideally it would be nice to get her tree sourced properly first, but I may not have the time to complete the task. What I have been doing is rather than add unsourced facts I have been adding them under Research Notes.
Should I contact one of the pre-1700 projects before proceeding? What other advice can you suggest? Thank you!