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Inaccurate Information

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Inaccurate Information

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 8:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Why are there so many trees with completely inaccurate information. I looked up one today for an individual I have BMD and all documented by Drouin. Birth and Death date and location was wrong. And those dates are visible on so many other trees that came up in the listing. One even had 5 children born to this person after the date they had for her death.
What gives are these just people who come in and just copy whatever they find and use it as a valid tree. I don't feel anything I find on any of them is of any value at all. Especially trees that rely on a census as a documented source.
I want to put my family tree on here but I have spent hours and $$ tracking the 4500 people and documenting many of them with valid sources. I honestly don't do it because I don't want lazy people to just come and grab all the work I have done and copy it for their own
Am I wrong or are people just copying whatever they see on another tree. I rarely even look at them but I had a particularly difficult time finding a death date for this individual and I thought I am going to look and see who had this date in the member trees. I didn't find one with the right date or location.
Has anyone else experienced this same problem.
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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