Here's an example of a family tree puzzle I've been trying to figure out for about a week.
Okay, so perhaps when I lay it out like this, it's obvious that it's the same man from 1861 to 1923. But do you have any idea how difficult it was to find Ernett, Elliott, Escott, and to top it off, GOWRETTE as alternate spellings? I had to resort to looking for any Samuel married to a Catherine in Ontario in the various census listings, then scroll through for anything that looked it might possible be transcribed wrong.
However, all is forgiven now that I can close the book on this case!