How do I keep people that I've never heard of from making changes to my family tree? Please help. Thank you.
@JustinRittenhouse Your claims here are very general in nature and without specific examples to look at we can only advise you generally. Please review the following articles that explain the purpose of FamilySearch, the importance of collaboration and guidelines for doing so, as well as how to report abuse, if necessary:
Our purpose is to help families work together to make connections and discover their heritage.
[FamilySearch is a single tree linked together in families, rather than a site that allows users to create and manage their own private trees. This difference means that everyone works together on the same data.]
Learn about the different tools in Family Tree intended to make collaborating run smoother.
[As you discover and connect your ancestors, you may notice other users adding to or even modifying some of the information you’ve contributed.
That’s okay. We believe that the more people there are working on Family Tree, the faster it will grow—and the more accurate it will be. In fact, we’ve created several tools to enable our users to work together.
We find that using sources and reason statements, in particular, helps prevent other users from changing good information to less accurate information.]
Learn what tools are available to report abuse, spam, inappropriate memories, and other content.
[Errors in records, such as dates, names, relationships, and other items—though annoying—are not considered abuse. If you have questions regarding inadvertent or potentially malicious errors in records that you are unable to resolve, please contact FamilySearch Support.
Our core policy is defined in FamilySearch Rights and Use Information, found at the bottom of most pages on FamilySearch.]