Someone has listed Henry Carlock (9N5B-3VR) as being born in 1914 and dying in 1804. Wish there were a quick way to post obviously incorrect information like this.
That's the least of the troubles, since the mother listed for Henry has a birth of 200 years before Henry's birth, and his wife was born 130 years before him.
There appear to have been multiple merges of profiles with similar names.
You can see the merges in the changelog. And you can contact others who have contributed to the profile from their usernames in the changelog.
Thanks. Not sure what the Changelog is or how to find it. All seems pretty time-consuming so will save for another day. Appreciate your help!
Latest changes list on the right side. At the bottom click on "show all" - https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/changelog/9N5B-3VR
WilliamSelvidge, you shared "so will save for another day."
if new to the site, and to collaborative trees in general, early American/revolutionary war period ancestors, and any ancestor for that matter with minimal sources, it is best to start learning the site features first with closer generations and confirmed "knowns".
Like Ancestry.com, each site has "their way, their tools" we have to work with.
In a collaborative tree, another level learning curve gets added....
maybe a couple of things to put on your "for later to learn" list for Family Tree:
1.Research Helps - help hints (red warnings upper right profile on 9N5B-3VR contributor ignored or missed),
2.watch lists ("Following" Star above the words "Research Help on right of profile) ,
3.standardization (Drop down pop up menu when entering dates and location fields),
4.Change log (on ancestor's profile page, right side, "Latest Changes", choose "show all", and filter down to "merges" or "birth" in this your 9N5B-3VR, upper right of the change log which has a graphic that looks like an WiFi signal or upside down triangle next to word "Filter")
3.merges (check help library or threads on this community board)
4.understanding up front that there is a higher level of duplicates profiles (inherent in ALL collaborative tree platforms like Wikitree, Family Tree... )
The list above is like ancestry.com, or any of the tech platform for that matter, ..it all becomes second nature with practice.
We started with our kin closest to us, more known sources to cut teeth on Family Tree's "ways and tools". It was probably 4 years before we felt comfortable enough with the system and our available sources to work a handful of our revolutionary war period ancestors.
Your Question "how does one alert "others" to an issue found?".....
Answer: It's there already in red, just ignored or missed by the user contributing to 9N5B-3VR's profile.