Genealogy is addictive. You find one ancestor, and then another, and occasionally have a brick wall to break down. It takes time, lots of time.
I started with a handful of names, places and have learned so much about the ancestors of my children. To find the real truth, as stories passed down aren't necessarily the truth. Document your findings so they cannot be disputed for generations to come. Ask for permission to use photos others have posted and to make connections with cousins you've never known because there are so many tree branches between you...these are victories.
Not every piece of information found in a book without sources is without errors. No one gets their tree back to Adam & Eve in a matter of days. And those dreadful 'hints', use as a guideline but do the research yourself. Your descendants will thank you one day for taking the time to do it right, it is your tree, after all, and you wouldn't put a sycamore branch on a dog wood tree.
I thank all of the Find a Grave contributors who give so much to this website. It can be a wealth of information.
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