I have spoken to you several times about compiled genealogies. The trees you find on Ancestry.com, FamilyTree and other websites are compiled genealogies. Family history books are also compiled genealogies. I have always said to view these with caution but use them for clues to find the original documents you need for your own research. Betty Lou Malesky, CG has written an excellent article I think you should read. She lists ten things you should consider when evaluating the validity/credibility of a compiled genealogy.
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