Mailing List:2002-03-07 01, Errors in Pierce, by Robert L. Ward

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From: "Robert L. Ward" <rlward1 -at-> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Errors in Pierce Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2002 18:56:30 -0500 Dear WRG: We have all been saying for years that Pierce has errors. Now we have some measure of just how bad it is. I have just finished trying to find ALL the errors in the accounts of the first three generations in Pierce, covering pages 22 to 40. You can find the results at <<a href=""></a>;. I was appalled to see how many errors there are, of all different kinds: typographical, date errors, inclusions of extra children, omissions of children, combining two real people into one account, expanding one real person into two accounts, wrong identifications, etc., etc. It is obvious to me that I cannot have found all of them, despite my best efforts. One reviewer once wrote that if he was researching a family treated by Pierce, came to some conclusion, checked with Pierce, and found agreement, he would go back and reverify his own work! Sounds prudent to me! I welcome any further errors which others are able to find, and corrections to them, if known. I also welcome any discussion of my suggested corrections. Once the group agrees that what I have written is pretty close to accurate, I'll cross-link the corrections and the extracted pages. Regards, Robert Mr. Robert L. Ward rlward -at- <a href=""></a>

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