Online Databases Should be Used as Clues

What you find in someone’s online genealogy compilation should be used as a clue. There’s one tree on (with over 20,000 names) that shows my great-grandparents with a child they never had.

Some days I even wonder if it’s worth my time to contact someone whose database contains more than several thousand names.

I’ve gotten some clues from the online trees, but do not use what you see there as anything other than a hint of a suggestion.