I realize that ancestry.com is a mix of user input and archived records, but as a programmer I firmly believe in the GIGO theory (Garbage in, garbage out).
I have gone through hints and trees, and I am fairly certain (90% probability) of the correctness of the information through about 4 or 5 generations, since this is corroborated by family records/verbal history.
Going back to about the 7th/8th generation back, I have found some ancestors that have the title Sir (Sir James White and Sir Thomas White, Luenbeg, Scotland, brothers to my great x6 grandfather), and I am interested in finding out more about them in particular (Everyone wants to be noble, hey?)
How do I go about make sure what I've connected on ancestry.com back that far is correct? What is/should be my next step(s)?
Anthony White, B 1700 Luenbeg, Scotland. Wife - Mary Ralston (And a google search for Luenbeg matches several trees with the same information, although more than a few have it as "Luenbeg", so unverifiable information).
- Sir James White, B 1695 Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
- Sir Thomas White, B 1726 Lurgan, Armagh Ireland
- Alexander White B 1702, Scotland.
Evidently they all came to the US (date unknown) and died in Pennsylvania in the 1770 range.