Correcting misinformation on locked individuals of historic importance.
I've noticed the immediate families of some historic figures like the Signers of the Declaration are locked which is a very good idea. Unfortunately a few of these trees have errors that are spreading rapidly on Ancestry and other sites. One example is the Robert Morris SDI from PA family. A daughter named Christine was added and his actual daughter Hettie who married James Markham Marshall was removed. He did not have a daughter named Christine. A second Charles was also added even though his real son Charles who died at sea and never married was already in the tree.
Although I am not a direct descendant, I have run across a few people who show up in a Descendants of the Signers' facebook group who are so excited and want to join the organization. I feel sorry for some of them who are disappointed, but some people get angry and cite family search as proof of a connection.
Since the records on you tree are locked I think only an authorized member can fix this issue.
What is actually needed are small clusters, say five or so, volunteer expert genealogist/historians who are thoroughly conversant with academic standards of research and have done a lot of it without any pet theories to defend to take over questions about these locked profiles and make corrections and additions as needed.
Based on some of the feuds that have broken out on these boards during the past years over unlocked historical profiles between people that clearly spend a lot of time on FamilySearch, any simple measure like number of edits would never be sufficient. There are too many self-declared experts out there who have found that one missing piece of information that shows them that only they know the truth and all of academia is wrong or stubbornly insist that only their way of entering information is correct.1
WOW... THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE MESS THAT WIKIPEDIA IS... HOW CAN I ADD HISTORICAL FACTS TO MY GRANDPARENTS RECORD TO TELL A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THEM HAVING STARTED A BUSINESS THAT REMAINS IN MY HOMETOWN TO THIS DAY AND IS THE WAY THAT PEOPLE FROM MY TOWN CONNECT??? WIKIPEDIA HAS BLOCKED ME NCUZ OF MY ISP???? THEY ARE A MESS...LOL LIKE I DONT KNOW THE FACTS AND EVEN MY HOME TOWN HISTORY GUILD DIDNT HAVE THE CORRECT INFO.0