Re: A ghostly "Earl of Traquair"
I don't know that Paulyne. But the back patting about finding such and such in LDS files that are at best questionable for the following reason; ALL the information in those files are given to LDS by individuals that has been and is taken for granted researched their information and are able to provide documents to prove what they send. It appears that alot of people take it for granted that what the LDS websites provide is already documented and proven info and the truth is they ( LDS ) DO NOT go out and confirm anything that is sent to them. My sister-in-law is a mormon and has done, at my request, research in the Salt Lake LDS genealogical center on any Rutherfords that are in the files and she has come up with almost nothing and much of the info that is on their webpage has been looked at by me a number of times and there are many mistakes in the info they have in the files. I have several examples to prove that, 1) I have seen my Julius listed with 4 different William Rutherfords and his mother was given in 3 of them as being Agnes ( Beard ) and Ursula ( Parrish ), the big joke one, Violetta ( Reynolds ) and my favorite, Ma Rutherford.....this last being married to William Sr, his father. The LDS also gives James of Lurnenburgh, wifes name as Rose Keerse. Another fact is that the LDS webpage goes so far as to disclaim the accuracy of the information that people see on their website and even go so far as to state that the information on their webpages is the responsiblity of the person(s) that submit the information who are expected to have researched and proven what they submit. The submitters are supossed to leave a contact address so if there are any questions on anyone they are the ones to be contacted and LDS is NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS FOUND. The bottom line is that whatever is being used as proof of anything from the LDS is and must be questioned and even more is that people saying LDS information is proof of anything is baloney. I believe you have looked at that site and know that what I'm saying is true.