Okay, so I had managed to find a lot of information about some ancestors on my husband’s side, mostly through census records found on Ancestry.com and on footnote.com and a few ship manifests posted by other genealogist who seemed to share my husband’s lineage. I felt very satisfied that I had found the first of my husband’s ancestors who came over from the Ukraine via a ship out of England. I thought this was really cool.
Then the other shoe dropped…. A relative sent what he found on the family tree. The ship manifest he found noted a slightly different name and an entirely different ship out of England. It was like the wind had been let out of my sails.
So how, exactly, do you decide what information to believe?