I’ve been researching my family tree for about fourteen years and with the aid of several resources including the internet, I’ve completed a lot of my family history.
About three years into my studies something peculiar happened. I’d been using one particular program to record all my ancestors’ details. This program had always worked fine until one particular evening when I’d been suddenly surprised to find the details I was typing in being altered.
In normal genealogical practice, a check of old census records reveals the age at that time of the person you are researching. From this you can roughly work out the year they were born. So there I was, religiously entering dates for each family member I’d found in the census. 1848-1849, 1861-1862 and so on, but when I looked at the screen I found that each time I pressed the enter button to move on to the next family member, the dates had mysteriously changed from “1848-1849” to “Feb 1848” or something similar, but always giving a month and a year. In the two years I’d used this program the data I entered hadn’t ever changed like this before and the funny thing was the data was only changed for all the members of one or two families. It was as if someone who knew the months these people were born were trying to pass this information on.
I’m really spooked now as so far these dates are proving correct. A cousin who visited a couple of years ago from Australia said she could see four spirits with me which is very unusual. Could they be my long deceased ancestors helping me with the family tree?
What do other readers think and have any of you had strange experiences?