We have one piece of advice for you when you are researching surnames or otherwise.
Don't believe everything you read!!
Well, actually a pure genealogist would say, "Don't believe anything that you read."
Either way, the point is the same - always VERIFY any information that you find online with primary records. If you can't prove it through a census record, vital record, or some other authoritative record, then the information simply many not be worth anything.
However, just because you can't immediately prove it, doesn't mean that you shouldn't hold on to the information. At some time in the future, you may run across a record that does indeed prove the accuracy of the information.
Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 1407
Pueblo, CO 81002
Our monthly meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month with a Genealogical Studies class at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm and our Program from 2:00 pm - 3:00 PM
You do not have to be a member to attend - Everyone is welcome.
Call 719-250-5782 for more information or to schedule a ride.