A spouse was added to an ancestor by Family Search, but no sources. Would like information.
Ane Katrine Olsen, MLZQ-47D, was added to Christen Sorenson, K6SL-GC8, as a spouse, but no dates or places listed for birth, marriage or death.
Thank you for posting in the Community about Ane Katrine Olsen being added as a spouse to Christen Sorenson, and listing no dates. She was added back in 2012 . You may wish to try to message this individual, and see if they can tell you where they got the name, and if they know anything about her. It is a long shot, but they may still be working in FamilySearch. Use the article below for directions about messaging another contributor.
After giving them some time to get back to you, perhaps several weeks, and receiving no answer, you may wish to delete the spousal relationship. Use the link below for directions.
Wishing you success in finding out about Ane Katrine Olsen.0
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Looking at the record for Ane Katrine Olsen, her change log shows she was added to Family Tree in April 2012 by "FamilySearch." The "unknown4470317" that shows on her detail page is a place holder for an unknown value. It is not someone you can message.
This means that her record was created in one of the databases that was used for the initial import of data into Family Tree. Information about the original contributor was not included in this import.
This also means that the original creation of this record could have occurred anywhere from 2011 to back several decades. Since Christen Sorensen's record was created in 1960, as shown by his ordinance page, it is possible that Ane Katrine Olsen was added as his wife that long ago.
It is also possible that two different Christen Sorensen's were combined in the Ancestral File or in New Family Search and that the Christen Sorensen that married Gertrud Henrichsdatter was a completely different person that then Christen Sorensen that married Ane Katrine. There is absolutely no way to tell from the currently record.
I checked the IGI database, which was one of the one used to created Family Tree and Ane Katrine is not there. I also do not see her in the Ancestral File or Pedigree Resource File.
However, you are in a little bit of luck, because I did find the original source for this record in the Family Group Records Collection at: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G979-MC1C?i=1013&wc=WWJR-J5Y%3A352088301%2C353815702&cc=2060211
If you cannot access the complete record, here is part of it:
The asterisk after a person's name means that person appears on another sheet in this collection. So Gertrud does as a child on the sheet for her parents. Neither Christen nor Ane Katrine do. So all this researcher knew was that Christen had a first wife by that name, but no other information.
The requirements for sources back in the 1960s were pretty sparse, but this sheet actually does list sources for this family so maybe one of these sources, if you can figure out what they are, has a mention of Christen's first wife's name and is why she was recorded on this sheet and you can carry on from there to try to find more information. Our resources are quite a bit better now than they were 60 years ago:
I don't know if anyone on these boards might be familiar with the standards for genealogical citations back then (I always find it fascinating to see how "standards" or "the way things must be done" change through the years.) and might be able to help you interpret what these three sources are. I would guess the first two are Parish Registers and the third is a Probate record.
Have fun continuing on the research work that started six decades ago!5
This article from the FamilySearch Help Centre may help you better understand circumstances in which 'FamilySearch' is listed as the contributor of information:
Hope this helps.0