I have found several errors in the GRANDMA data files. How can I verify that the information in this database is accurate?
The GRANDMA database has been created through the combined efforts of many genealogists. We freely accept contributions of data from anyone willing to help. We cannot independently verify every piece of information contributed to us in this way. In cases where a contribution contained many obvious problems of form or content, we would choose not to add it to the database. Beyond such obvious cases, however, we can't guarantee that every item sent to us is factual. GRANDMA users should be aware that the database does contain errors. It is no substitute for original source material.
We ask contributors to include documentation in the Source field in order to verify the accuracy of their information. We do not require source documentation, however, and many entries have no documentation. In such cases, GRANDMA users should take the information for what it is--the potentially unverified and undocumented statement of another genealogist.
We consider GRANDMA to be a "work in progress." We think it best to put
the information in front of the largest possible audience, knowing that it
contains some errors, and hoping that the rest of you will let us know where corrections are needed. Through this
ongoing process, we are confident that GRANDMA will become an increasingly
accurate and complete database of Low German Mennonite ancestry.
Last modified: 12/16/02