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1564Re: [AQ_NFS] New build of AQ 14

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  • thomas_nevin_huber
    Dec 22, 2013
      If you have fully documented all of your changes, and provided sources
      in Family Tree, open a help ticket and ask that the record be locked
      and that any changes to be made are routed through you. But make sure
      that you have fully documented everything in Family Tree.

      I had a problem with one of my lines and didn't have to go that far,
      although the option was open to me. What I did was to write to each
      person who contributed the misinformation and asked them to provide
      sources, that I wanted to make sure that my own information was
      complete. That one act, asking for the documentation to "prove" the
      misinformation was correct, stopped all attempts to "correct" the
      information I had put into the file.

      Because there had been some assumptions made from information
      published in a county history, I documented the reason why that
      information could not be trusted -- that it was speculation on the
      author's point of view, and that the author (of the county history)
      had provided no documentation to back up the speculation.

      The key to all of this is to document, document, document. And, if
      necessary, get the FamilySearch staff to lock the record so only you
      can make changes.

      Yes, they can do this -- they do it for celebrities who happen to have
      member descendants, largely to prevent those very few members from
      submitted work that is not theirs to do.


      On Sun, 22 Dec 2013 07:50:34 -0500, you wrote:

      >I agree with others about the problem of trying to straighten out a tree that is obviously incorrect. I cannot understand why someone would have combined individuals whose information is not even close.
      >Sometimes the names are totally different and dates may be years apart. The problem is that if I took the time to attempt to fix every incorrect combination, I wouldn’t have time to do any other research.
      >So, like Jim, I have decided to concentrate on my on file and make sure that it is correct as I do collaborate with other family members.
      >However, word of caution. Don’t assume that you are always correct. I found an error in the tree from information submitted many years ago – by me!
      >Jim has mentioned trying to fix a tree, and as fast as he could repair, someone messed it up again. My wife had the same situation occur recently. She even put in notes and warnings, but it did no good.
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