Combined records with ordinance issues
I am working on the family of my 5th Great-grandfather, Peter Man, GH5K-YCH. There have been a lot of problems; the family was disassembled, there were incorrect merges etc. Most of it, I have been able to fix, but there are some things that I cannot fix because of records that were combined in the old system and therefore cannot be restored. There are ordinances involved in these records and I am hesitant to merge them as they will bring incorrect relationships which also involve ordinances which would be lost for other families if I detach them.
Here are the people who are problematic:
1) Mrs Elizabeth Mann LHWH-FLF:
She shows with a death in 14 Jan 1736 Berwick, York, Maine in the change history that is clearly not my Elizabeth and I think the 1722 christening is too early. That seems to be coming from this: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:MNFX-27R I used that record to put her parents and self back together and now the ghost parents that were showing for her are showing correctly, but that is clearly not my Elizabeth. There may be other Elizabeths contained in this record as well.
However, the SP ordinances for the children of Peter Man, GH5K-YCH and Elizabeth Emory GDMS-GWV and the SS to Peter Man seem to be associated with this record and some of the other ordinances may belong to my Elizabeth Emory as well. If that record is primarily the other Elizabeth Emory, it probably needs to be changed to that person and detached from Peter Man GH5K-YCH after the ordinances for mine are removed.
Also, the legacy source is odd. I looked up the reference and found this: https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/573285-genealogy-of-the-descendants-of-richard-man-of-scituate-mass-preceded-by-english-family-records-and-an-account-of-the-wrentham-rehoboth-boston-lexington-virginia-and-other-branches-of-the-manns-who-settled-in-this-country?viewer=1&offset=0#page=48&viewer=picture&o=&n=0&q= Image 48, which is page 43 of the book does mention my Elizabeth as the wife of Peter Mann, but does not say that she was born in 11 December 1739; Kittery, York, Maine, United States. It doesn’t even say that her last name was Emory. That source is about my ancestor, at least in part. I don’t know how to move it and not have it show as my source. Is there a way to do that? The death date is right, so the birth date might be, but I am not sure and would rather that it is associated with the other patron and not me. Please move the source and the applicable ordinances to Elizabeth Emory GDMS-GWV.
2) Peter Man LWM9-GW7
The change history shows marriages to Ann Chandler in 1750 and 1765 and says “Of, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire.” Those marriage dates match with Peter Man GH5K-YCH and his wives, Elizabeth Emery and Sarah Card. The Peter Man born 14 May 1756 to Peter Man and Sarah Card could not have lived long, because there was another Peter born to the family 8 December 1757. Therefore, the Peter born to Peter Man and Sarah Card was not married to Ann Chandler. This is a combined record and my thought is to remove the birth date and the relationship to Peter Man and Sarah Card and let this Peter Mann stay with Anna Chandler. However, the SP probably needs to be moved to the new record that I created, Peter Man GD9Y-JZJ and the other ordinances need to be looked at to see who they belong to. It is possible that some of them belong to Peter Man G814-6XR or Peter Man GZTZ-WKM.
3) Mark Mann LH1X-WR2
In looking at the change history, this record is a combination of Mark Manson L55N-NW5, Mark Justin Monson KWH9-X7M and Mark Man G81H-9NZ. He may contain ordinances for all three. Does a record this mixed up need to be deleted? Please move the ordinances to the correct people. You might want to merge with Mark Manson L55N-NW5, if most of the ordinances belong to him, but I can’t tell, so I haven’t. When I removed the death in beta, he has all of the individual ordinances.
Also, some of the SP ordinances for the children of Peter Man and Elizabeth Emery are to Peter Man and Sarah Card when they are for children of Elizabeth. Is it possible to move them to Peter and Elizabeth or hide them so they don’t show as ghost parents?
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