Pruning fantasy trees
I love FamilySearch and use it often to document my relations, focusing on ancestors going back about six generations and their descendants.
However, whenever a relation shows an interest in family history and the site, the conversation follows a familiar path. They are first amazed at the information available and start to trace lines back, and then comes the inevitable question: "Are my ancestors really royalty?" After I explain how unreliable the older tree information can be, they immediately write the site off completely. It doesn't matter how much has been put into making sure the more recent info is correct and documented. The glut of wish-fulfillment fantasy genealogies overwhelms and destroys the credibility of the tree.
Although I should probably try, I'm hesitant to sever relationships in FamilySearch (even those with no sources) as there are just too many of them and expect it won't be worth the trouble.
What do others do to prune their lines? Or have you just made your peace with all the nonsense?
I just followed one family line back as far as it would go. Adam [L2M1-HNZ], of course.