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Inaccurate Information

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Re: Inaccurate Information

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 8:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
"What gives are these just people who come in and just copy whatever they find and use it as a valid tree.... are people just copying whatever they see on another tree"

In a word - YES.

As to your concern about lazy people copying - sometimes the people who do this are clueless, and have no idea how to find actual records and documentation. At least, if they copied from what you had found and documented, their trees would be accurate to that extent (but don't hold your breath...)

This is widespread, rampant, and encouraged by Ancestry (through its "you don't need to know anything," and putting forward other members' trees as "sources" or "research"). You have to just do your own thing, and ignore what others do, IMO.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
harper1910 17 Oct 2013 2:21AM GMT 
McComberdesce... 17 Oct 2013 2:31AM GMT 
BrklynBridge 17 Oct 2013 2:43AM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 17 Oct 2013 2:53AM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 17 Oct 2013 7:29PM GMT 
BrklynBridge 17 Oct 2013 8:09PM GMT 
harper1910 17 Oct 2013 8:17PM GMT 
BrklynBridge 17 Oct 2013 8:28PM GMT 
frostfreedet 17 Oct 2013 10:55PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 17 Oct 2013 11:07PM GMT 
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