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When an ancestor is wrongly included in someone else's Ancestory tree

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Re: When an ancestor is wrongly included in someone else's Ancestory tree

Posted: 3 Jun 2012 6:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Jun 2012 7:10AM GMT
"What, if anything, can be done...other than make my tree Private?"

Making your tree private (an option which I use), you will almost certainly neutralize your most effective tool for correcting genealogical misinformation. If you elect to keep your tree "private", create a smaller tree containing your strongly sourced data and make it public. It will, more than likely, eventually prevail over the misinformation.

That being said, if the thrust of your point is to advocate for some type of "intervention" when tree owners are unresponsive to making corrections, other than alerting ACOM to some legitimate copyright violation, you're tilting at windmills here. The right to be wrong is integral to freedom of expression. While you're free to curse the darkness, it's better to light a candle.
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Ethelredtwo 3 Jun 2012 7:42AM GMT 
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frostfreedet 3 Jun 2012 5:48PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 4 Jun 2012 12:26AM GMT 
Ethelredtwo 4 Jun 2012 1:03AM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 4 Jun 2012 1:20AM GMT 
twotzus 4 Jun 2012 6:13AM GMT 
wwjohnston 7 Jun 2012 1:23AM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 7 Jun 2012 2:44AM GMT 
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