Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cleaning Up The Letter Y

I've started a project cleaning up my database. Whenever I finish a letter of the alphabet, I'll write a blog post to report about what I learned about the surnames that start with that letter.

The letter Y gave me no problems. It helps to have only 4 people with a Y surname in your database. I did delete one of them though. I had added a father to Mary Margaret Young based on a cousin's research. But since it didn't have any sources, I deleted him.

One more letter to go!

1 comment:

  1. Now I don't feel so bad for deleting my people without sources. I have had to delete a few in my cleanup too. It felt kind of silly to delete them because I felt like I was deleting research. Of course, it's not really real research if your only source is an unsourced family tree at WorldConnect. I ended up compromising by moving the family tree info to a fact type I created called "Research Note."