Just a random rant here.
I was looking through some of the trees on ancestry.com for my ancestor, Joseph Sively/Zievly. Born about 1720 in Germany (probably)
I find it funny that a person born in Germany would have parents, named George Washington Sively and Mary lamb. Not to mention George Washington Sively, was born at least 50 years before the famous George Washington, whom I presumed he was named after, retroactively.
But it gets better.
A lot of these trees, have Joseph, born in Germany, but have his parents born in Virginia.
So let me get this straight, they were born in Virginia, moved to Germany, had a child and then back to America.
And here's the kicker, A lot of the same trees, have George Washington Sively's father, born in 1627 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
A quick check of Wikipedia, would indicate that the town wouldn't be founded for at least 200 years after that.
What a feat, being born in a town, some 200 years before it was even founded.
It's not just this family, but I have some others, where the tree is so horribly mangled, it's not funny.
Person A, born 1720
Person B. (A's father) Born 1884
Person C (B's father) born 1827
Do they even look at their own trees? I swear sometimes they don't.