Wow so much is happening and I am getting back into the family history research. Trying to pick up after 30 years of bits and pieces of research. Everything is so much easier now as a lot of information is online. But there are traps for players. I use Ancestry to access rate books census documents etc and keep a rudimentary tree online. The hints they refer to in the TV advertisement are a real trap. I see trees with surnames I have never heard of linked to mine. This can happen and it is telling me all sorts of things that have obviously not been thoroughly researched. In the early days, I made the same mistakes. Now I work on the assumption that unless I have documentary evidence to substantiate a claim then it is possibly not correct. For example, one of my paternal great-grandmothers had 4 children and from the birth records it is obvious that they were twins as the Victorian Birth Deaths and Marriages records record them as follows:
Born to Henry BENNETT & Nellie BATTS married 1901/5795
Jack Webster BENNETT Birth 1914/33603
William James BENNETT Birth 1914/33604
William James BENNETT Death 1915/ 2524
The twins had an older sister (Dorothea Isobel) and two older brothers (Thomas Henry Phillip & Roger Keith ); born 1902,1903 and 1906.
The question that arises is what happened between 1907 and 1914 as there are no other recorded births? Henry Bennett FamilyGroupRecord