I am truly disgusted!

United States
July 16, 2016 2:25am CST
I suppose I have only my hopeful and curious mind to blame. I won't be giving any sources or details, and will keep this as short and sweet as possible. One source of ancestral information, of which has been moderately distributed? Is misleading. A lot of the "facts" are actually hearsay. Embarrassingly, I must admit that it took me looking through another source that I just happened upon? To realize that my wide eyed and hopeful outlook caused me to OVER LOOK something. One important, yet almost minescule (in the grand scheme of things) detail. I suppose I didn't think much of it because my knowledge of the French Language, as well as French Nobility and Titles, is nonexistent. In fact, I think in the back recesses of my mind, I took Chevelier (spelling is off) to be a "romanticized" variant of a British Noble title? YIKES! Anyway, I suppose I am going to go back down the line from where I was and start at what I CAN PROVE again and do all the research myself... Which means I may end up having to pay for services that will help me to find the information of which I seek. GRRR! Unfortunately, as it's been several years since the information was put online? I am not sure that the original poster of said of Information is even available to correspond with. Either way, if anyone else is ever trying to find information out about the ancestral line that ties in with mine? I HOPE they realize as well the falsehood of this one BIG resource that I've been using for nye on several weeks! GRR!
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@sharon6345 (98820)
• United States
16 Jul 16
It's ok you now know and you can make some new changes. I don't know about all that your speaking of. But it will get better.
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• United States
16 Jul 16
It's just frustrating as I don't know as much as I thought I did. Some of it could very well be accurate, but there's no telling.
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@jstory07 (57588)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Jul 16
I hope you are able to find what you need.
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• United States
16 Jul 16
I am going through IRish resources now. I think I'm going to be contacting several of the people who have put some of the info on VALID ancestors up. They might be able to help a bit more.
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@topffer (28549)
• France
16 Jul 16
If you are looking for a French ancestor, I might possibly help you : I have an access to approximately half of the parochial and civil registers scanned in France. "Chevelier" is nothing, or maybe a last name, "Chevalier" might also be, most of the time, a last name, or the equivalent of "knight" in English if it is followed by a name. It was only a courtesy title in France during the monarchy after the Middle Age, meaning that the person was from basic/lesser nobility. The right word used in legal papers until the Revolution for this kind of hereditary nobility was "écuyer", "esquire". If the nobility was unfinished and not yet hereditary, a noble was not allowed to be called "écuyer" in a notarial deed, and you find just a mention of the work he was doing that will lead to nobility later. The more common is "conseiller du roi", "adviser of the king" : people were buying a job to acquire an hereditary nobility, after 20 years for a conseiller du roi. As a title it existed in France only during the First Empire, and a few "chevaliers" have been created by Napoleon. The king of Belgium has also created "chevaliers" later. There is also a trap where beginners are often falling when it comes to nobility, it is the title of "seigneur", "lord". It does not mean at all that the person called like this was noble, but that he was owning a noble land. If you have the name, it is easy to control if it is true nobility : you can PM it to me if you want.
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@Mike197602 (13350)
• Worcester, England
16 Jul 16
pretty annoying when info you think is right turns out to be false. nothing you can do really apart from try to contact the person that put it up to tell them that they are wrong.
• United States
16 Jul 16
The site that helped me to question the information? Had already tried to contact the woman. THere was never a reply. The site was last updated in 2005. Anything could have happened in the 11 years since.
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@Mike197602 (13350)
• Worcester, England
16 Jul 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum nothing you can do then. at least with paid sites you could get your money back if the info is wrong.
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• United States
16 Jul 16
As a further aside, I did come across a website of geneologists (that spelling is awful!) in Antrim. I might consider contacting them and seeing if they can be of any help.
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@Marcyaz (36147)
• United States
16 Jul 16
A few years back I tried Ancestry but I could come up with nothing. I might try again some time.
• United States
16 Jul 16
Same happened to me. I don't want to try to join again only to get the same info I was able to get for free! :(
@Marcyaz (36147)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I will only try again when it is free.
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@TRBRocks420 (57224)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Jul 16
My bro does enough ancestry for the both of us lol.
• United States
16 Jul 16
haha. I am still possibly going to do the dna testing for ethnicity. THere are so many people questioning it's validity, atleast as far as potential family links are concerned. All I want to know is how much of a percentage I am. Of course if the graph only shows "Great Britain" without further details as to where? Then It won't be worth the money.
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@BelleStarr (29500)
• Portland, Connecticut
16 Jul 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Ireland is separate from Great Britain at ancestry DNA. But, the eastern part of England genetically reads as Western Europe. I know since my grandmother is 100% British and I have only 3 % but over 40% western Europe. She comes from Cambridgeshire. It is however very interesting and I have found some close cousins through the DNA
@LadyDuck (109148)
• Switzerland
16 Jul 16
To find the ancestors is not as easy as it could appear when we first start searching. I know that I have no access to many old documents and even professionals and experts can have a hard time finding the info I need.
• United States
16 Jul 16
Yes. Documents fade, handwriting was less distinguishable. So many factors to block us!
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@BelleStarr (29500)
• Portland, Connecticut
16 Jul 16
Having been a genealogist for over 30 years I am a big stickler for primary sources and I verify everything myself which is why I have had to travel to get to the original documents in some cases. A lot of time is wasted chasing false leads and there is a lot of inaccurate information out there. I get terribly frustrated with those who have bad information and refuse to change it even in the face of documentation. GGGGGGGRRRR is right. I finally made my tree private.