How can I verify data placed in my family tree by other persons? Is there a quick and easy manner of doing this or do I have to start all over from scratch?
@Richard Lynn Walker 1
I am not aware of any shortcuts. Each case will need to be judged on its own merits. Ideally the person adding the information should give reasons for their additions. But, even if these are given, some reasons are more convincing than others. Clearly it is likely to be worth contacting the individuals to ask clarification if it is not obvious.
At the end of the day you will have to make your own judgement on the quality of additions and perhaps do your own research to see if you can find support from original records,
If you add any information, it's always a good idea to add documentation, it saves others who may look at your line from the headache you are currently facing. 😊