This screenshot shows just the tip of the iceberg that is waiting for anyone who started to really dig into research for this Boorman family. I thought it might be helpful to some researchers, especially those who work with extensive families on the FamilySearch Family Tree to see some of the methodology when we are faced with difficult and tangled family entries. Here is another screenshot showing one of the first levels of difficulty.
Before I make any further comments, I need to admit that there seems to be no way of reconciling the records that have been lumped together for this particular family. By the way, most of these entries have a substantial list of sources and you would expect that the records would be easily untangled. That would not be a valid expectation.
The very first steps to beginning to unravel the mess are to ascertain where the events in these ancestors' lives occurred and also, to resolved any duplicate or inappropriate entries. Although it might be tempting to jump right in and start making changes, I need to determine if I am even related to these people at all.
Fortunately, the Family Tree can show me how I might be related. Here is a screenshot of part of my relationship to Richard Boorman, (b. 1668, d. 1743).
This abbreviated pedigree indicates that Richard Boorman, b. 1668, d. 1743 is a direct line ancestor. My research and the sources I have found give me confidence that I am related to Elizabeth Tarbutt (b. 1766, d. 1828) but I need to closely examine the source linking her to Mary Boorman. I find a christening record showing that Elizabeth Tarbutt is the daughter of William Tarbutt and Mary Tarbutt.
This record immediately suggests a question about the location of this event; Cranbrook, Kent, England. The mention in the record of the United Kingdom is inappropriate because the term "United Kingdom" only became official in 1801. See Wikipedia: United Kingdom. Now, where is Cranbrook, Kent, England? By referring to Google Maps, I can see that Cranbrook is in the southeast part of England.
The dates for these first few events are in the mid-1700s so I need to be concerned when events start happening in places that were not readily available to someone on foot, on a horse, or riding in a wagon. Now I need to look at the sources showing the places where each of the children in the Elizabeth Tarbutt family was born. All four children were born in Rolvenden, Kent, England which turns out to be about 6 miles away from Cranbrook. You can use Google Maps to show the distance between these and other places.
Next, I look at Elizabeth Tarbutt's parents and siblings. Here is a screenshot of that family.