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 Record Hints

On each individual's page, near the bottom there may be a section "Record Hints". This cross-references the 1.7+ million records collected at https://www.ourfamtree.org/records, and lists records that may apply to the current person. If none are found, then nothing will show.

This is fairly narrow in what it checks - a year within the person's lifespan, and the same surname, same or partial given name, and same location, or the same surname and given name, where the given name has at least a middle initial. This will still result in false positives, especially with common names or fathers and sons who share the same name.

It is still needed for you to detemrine if the person referenced is the same person. If yes, click the checkbox and "Accept". In some cases, the linked source for the record may contain more biographical information. The information will be added to the main display, and will disappear from the hints.  This also makes a link from the larger records list to your person.

If you determine this is not the same person, you can either click the checkbox and "Dismiss", or just ignore it for later research.

It is also good to double-check records at https://www.ourfamtree.org/records, as there may be other variants of the same name, or the same name in other cities, but don't show as hints.

If you accept a hint and later determine it is incorrect, you can edit the person as you normally would, and remove the event. If so, please also notify me, as the link from the records page to your person should also be removed, and this part is not yet automated.

If you know of other online sources for similar data but is not yet included (and is in the public domain), let me know and I can look into importing the data.



Updated: 4-19-2023