Deleting an unconnected person
*A person posted this on Facebook Family Search User Group. Is this correct? She states that she contacted Family Search and they do not have a fix for this problem and suggested that she do the following: “I was in on the beginning of FS and a consistent problem is people with names, no sources, and not attached to anyone. There are hundreds of them I was asked and have removed from floating around clogging up FS. If that is not the case with your names then please do not do this!!!
The proper way to delete a non existent person’s record in FamilySearch is to change the name to a person that does exist and merge the two. Leave an explanation. This eliminates records of non existent people floating around the program.
Note: this is only to be used when you are sure the person is non existent and has no information attached. I know to do this because I was working to find homes for names with no information attached that are floating out in the system (and there are hundreds of these).”