Our goal at FamilySearch is not only to connect individual families, but to connect the human family. In order to accomplish that goal, we need everyone’s help. For this reason, FamilySearch Family Tree is a shared tree, which means that it is open for users to contribute what information they have.
Why Are There Changes That I Didn’t Make in My Family Tree?
Using a public or shared tree means that other people can add to or even modify information about the ancestors or relatives that they have in common with you.
We believe that the more people work on FamilySearch Family Tree, the faster it will grow—and the more accurate it will become. However, sometimes well-meaning users make changes in the tree that are incorrect. Thankfully, you can correct mistakes that you see in your tree.
What If There Is a Mistake in My Family Tree?
Mistakes in your tree might include incorrect relationships, an incorrect record attachment, or—one of the more tedious issues—an incorrect merge. Thankfully, every change made in the family tree is archived, and mistakes made in the tree are reversible.
What If a Mistake Keeps Popping Up after I Fix It?
There are a few ways you can prevent individuals from creating these errors in the information once it has been corrected. FamilySearch provides tools that can help you clarify information and collaborate with others. These include the notes section, discussions, and FamilySearch Messaging.
Read the rest of the article “Correct Mistakes on the FamilySearch Family Tree” to learn more.