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Re: Habersham Co., GA Yearwoods
Posted by: Timothy Michael Earwood Date: March 25, 2001 at 06:03:16
In Reply to: Re: Habersham Co., GA Yearwoods by Andrew Yearwood of 519

Gentlemen,

I have studied the information on Robert Yearwood from Surry County, Virginia being the father of Andrew Yearwood, and I have found that the combined data does not merge correctly. The offspring of this Earwood, father of William, John, ?, ?, and Andrew birthdates don't coincide with other dates. Robert can be anyone. It may have been his middle name, seeeing that we don't have birth records for Robert.
We must be extremely careful when communicating with others as we sometimes come across as being too sure of the information. Example: Below are two genealogists are comparing info.

John: I "believe" that the two John Smiths are the same.
Sue: Oh, you do?

Now Sue will, when communication with the next genealogist and say that she's quite sure that the two John Smiths are the same.
Before we know, we all believe that the two Johns are the same.
We need documented proof that the "Two Johns are the same" before we share the information. I'm not saying that we should NOT tell others about our info until we are sure about it, but I am saying that we should express our unsureness about the issue when conversing with other family genealogists.

Timothy Michael Earwood
International Director, The Earwood Genealogical Society

P.S. Email me at afilmmaker@prodigy.net to sign up to the Earwood Genealogical Society for free!
------EGS Data Card------------------------
Williams Steven b. <1568
m.
Margirie Earwood b. <1572
married on January 16, 1588
at St. Mary's, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
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