Leonard Parker - Fight me

+7 votes
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Family Search provides a set of parents that do not agree with his birth record in Westford.  I've done what I can for him, where have I gone wrong?

-- Later

I was right and Family Search was wrong, and that's why I don't trust their lineages.
WikiTree profile: Leonard Parker
in Genealogy Help by Jack Parker G2G2 (2.8k points)
edited by Jack Parker

2 Answers

+8 votes
Familysearch records are usually correct. It’s the family trees on that site that are often questionable. Always search for appropriate sources or ask on here for help.
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
+4 votes
I  have added quite a few sources to the profile, since there were no primary sources on it.  Some of them were linked to that person's family search profile in the 'tree'.  I suspect that all of the 25 sources on that profile are correct and could be added to his profile, since many are for his children, that don't have profiles yet, or at least, are not linked to him yet.

It looks like someone changed the 'Parents' on his 'tree' from the correct parents to the incorrect parents in Feb 2020, which just shows that people do things without looking at the sources that are attached!!

I also changed the 1776 to 1776 Sticker on that profiles, which is the correct sticker to be used for American Revolutionary Service.  1776 has been retired and '1776 Sticker' is the correct one.  I added the NSSAR sticker, also since I found his SAR Patriot record.  

I added to Research notes because there is a discrepancy on DAR site.  Two profiles exist and the one that matches the dates of this profile and the Find a Grave, state the information is for the other profile, Leonard, b 1765, married to Abigail, so I didn't add any DAR stickers, just included the IDs in the Research Notes.

Edited to revise note that it was Parents, not Sources, that was changed on 'tree' in Feb 2020
by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (450k points)

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