Recently, I started working on my husband's family tree. And it is soooo not fair! His genealogy is so much easier than mine.
His family lived in Toledo, Ohio for many generations. Before moving to the city, most of them lived somewhere else in Ohio. I have been amazed by how many details about his family I have found through the Ohio death certificates on FamilySearch Record Search. I'm from Ohio too, but my family was barely ever in Ohio and when they were they would move counties each generation. Adding obituaries from the Toledo Blade on Google's News Archive and I have even more to help me find his ancestors. Add to this the fact that I have barely touched the Toledo city directories available on Footnote and his genealogy has come together easily.
It's not like my genealogy where most of the places where my ancestors lived have little to no online records. It's not like my family tree where I have way too many secondary sources. I have to work to get to the good stuff in my family's history. It's just not fair.
Even when his family immigrates, I have had luck. One of his lines came from Sussex, England and I easily found their passenger list and census records in England. I can barely find passenger lists for my family when someone else tells me the name of the ship they used to travel across the ocean!
Plus his family has jobs! One of the reasons that Valentine BLITZ is my favorite ancestor in my own family tree is that he was a stone mason, not a farmer like everyone else. My husband's family lived in the city and had all sorts of interesting careers (interesting = not farmer).
Even when I get stuck on one of his lines I can figure out a way to get unstuck. This week I was missing one set of great great grandparents from his tree. It bothered me because by adding their information I would "finish" his family tree (well actually just the view in Roots Magic starting with him would be filled). I go on FamilySearch Record Search to their Ohio marriage collection and find the marriage of his great grandparents that give me the parents' names that I was missing. I would like to add that not one of MY ancestors marriages are in this database. And even though it is just a transcription of the record, it tells me exactly where to go to find it in the FHL microfilm.
And the thing that irks me the most about his tree is that it is so well sourced. Even though I learned fast doing my own genealogy, I didn't learn fast enough to get all my sources just right. And his research is all organized from the start because I found a system that worked for me (after 6 months of fixing my old system).
Maybe it's all that I have learned or where his ancestors lived or something else. But I still think it's unfair!