Noted genealogists Robert Charles Anderson and Gordon L. Remington wrote articles about Anjou in 1991. Anderson noted that "A typical Anjou pedigree displays four recognizable features:
- 1. A dazzling range of connections between dozens of immigrants to New England; for example, connections far beyond what may be seen in pedigrees produced by anyone else.
- 2. Many wild geographical leaps, outside the normal range of migration patterns.
- 3. An overwhelming number of citations to documents that actually exist, and actually include what Anjou says they include and
- 4. Here and there an invented document, without citation, which appears to support the many connections noted under item 1 above." [from Wikipedia article on Anjou.]
I recall several years ago finding a list of fraudulent genealogies on-line. Google the topic to see if the list is still available.
Interestingly enough, I have used items researched and published by Anjou, especially in colonial New York/Netherland. The information has turned out to be accurate.
The guy could have been legit, but there wasn't the motivation, I guess.