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How to correct incorrect trees?

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Re: How to correct incorrect trees?

Posted: 10 Sep 2013 11:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
I feel that too many people copy information from other trees, assuming that if it's there it must be true. There are plenty of articles about being wary of bad information in family trees and, if people don't want to bother to check the facts, then I say that's their problem.

Probably the best you can do is put notes on these people in your tree, explaining why you think your information is correct and the other is not. But, the bottom line is that you're probably swimming against the tide. Once an error gets started, it's probably impossible to stop, and the people who have the error in their trees don't care.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
John_Pepperdi... 10 Sep 2013 2:11PM GMT 
mbmjlm 10 Sep 2013 8:30PM GMT 
WilmaLepore 11 Sep 2013 5:33AM GMT 
frostfreedet 11 Sep 2013 10:44AM GMT 
McComberdesce... 11 Sep 2013 12:12PM GMT 
John_Pepperdi... 12 Sep 2013 8:15AM GMT 
John_Pepperdi... 14 Sep 2013 2:02PM GMT 
ludlowbaylive 14 Sep 2013 2:16PM GMT 
John_Pepperdi... 14 Sep 2013 3:03PM GMT 
talbotrail 14 Sep 2013 3:51PM GMT 
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