I need to add this

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I'm the 28 th direct granddaughter of this person. How do I add him to my family tree. He pre dates 1500.
WikiTree profile: Hugh le Bigod
in Genealogy Help by Anonymous Isaacs G2G1 (1.4k points)

3 Answers

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You have to build your tree backward until you find a descendent that is already in the tree. Since you know your line backward, start by searching each name in the direct path to see where you fit in. Likely it isn't going to be directly to Hugh. Also, if you have entered a tree already, make sure there aren't any duplicates.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (424k points)
+5 votes
You "add" him by accurately working your way back to him, generation by generation, including sources that support each connection.

If you mean something different by "add" please explain.
by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (779k points)
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The connection finder does indeed show that he is your 28 x great-grandfather. So, he is part of “your” tree to the extent that you are part of the “global tree.” So, from that perspective, there is nothing you need to do.

However, if you look at each generation in the line you will find that many of the connections are uncertain. This means one of several things, the supporting data is weak ( or perhaps non-existent), the data was not critically evaluated, or the person supplying the data failed to click the certain button.

I would look at the data for each generation and evaluate the documentation. If the data is an internet pedigree, such as from Ancestry, without sources, then I would put little faith in the line.

WikiTree shows that I have some lines like this. However, when I examined them, they go through a pedigree that has been disproven. So the lineage evaporates.
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (391k points)

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