The "family tree" for my family has major errors. I can't find any way to report the error.
Let me give one example. Someone incorrectly transcribed the name of my uncle in the 1910 census. He is listed as Loren Markey. The actual name is Stephen Markey. Other people have copied this information into the giant tree; all they've done is copy a bad transcription.
This entry for "Loren Markey" is the only record for a person of that name living in New Bedford Massachusetts. There is no other record because there is no such person. Stephen Markey was born in 1904, the year listed for Loren, and is not listed in your transcription.
Because multiple people have copied this faulty transcription, I'm not permitted to correct it. This false information is now appearing in multiple family trees on other sites as well.
I can see no easy way to notify you of this error--and the many others in my tree. It's a mess. While I appreciate access to the records and other people's genealogies, the rule that you can't correct the big tree if 2 people make the same mistake is a bad one, IMO.
Julia Szent-Györgyi ✭✭✭✭✭
Other people using an index entry does not affect its editability.
The 1910 U.S. Census index is editable. Go to "Loren's" index detail page (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2NB-4NF) and click Edit in the middle of the top black strip.
Likewise, other people's contributions to a profile in Family Tree do not affect its editability, as I see you must have discovered, since you made various changes to "Loren's" profile (https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G9WP-G6S). I suggest that instead of deleting his vitals and relationships, just merge the profile away into Stephen's. That's who it's supposed to be, after all.
All that said, I can well believe it was misindexed; I'm surprised they saw enough in there to come up with an actual name.1