Still no way to keep others from changing my family tree?
My grandmother was married when she had my dad, but per dna my dad was not related to her husband. My dad died and now "helpful" people keep messing up my tree by adding my dad as a child under my grandmother and her husband. I am genetically not related to my grandmother's husband and I'm kinda sick of all the "help".
It messes up my tree. I know when someone does it because I start getting notifications about relatives that I'm not related to.
The last person that decided to be helpful is my 11th cousin. WHY can an 11th cousin make changes to my dad? Seems that since I have dna proof and know per dna results that I am not related to that man, that someone so distantly related should not be able to touch it.
I even put in the notes that per dna the person she was married to is not my grandfather and yet.... they change it siting "records" (my father's birth certificate).
The answer to your "WHY" is that it's an open-edit collaborative tree. Anyone can edit nearly anything.
You can edit your dad's relationship to his mother's husband: change the type to "guardian" or "step". Your dad was related to him, after all: he presumably believed him to be his father, and was raised by him as his father.
There is a lot more to genealogy than just genetics.2
This disturbs many of us who have contributed information to FamilySearch and find later that it's been changed by somebody who knows so much less. I have lived and grown up right here in the households of this community where so much of the history is of my fathers families. Our families have mostly been really close and we have all inherited so many family things. One set of great grandparents is buried here and one set of grandparents are also buried in the same cemetery with many uncles, aunts, and cousins. We have great documentation and personal experiences that backup the things that we have put in family trees and on Ancestry and FamilySearch. We have quit contributing to FamilySearch because of this fact of not being able to control the information we put there. It takes a lot of time to sit down and contribute that information and to find that it is repeatedly changed is very disgusting.
There is another thing that goes on and I think it happens from the best of intentions and stubbornness. We have multiple birth certificates, death certificates, and obituaries which contain erroneous information. Just because something is in print doesn't make it a fact. When you know the facts and you nicely present them to someone else and they continue to publish the wrong, there is little you can do to keep those errors from being repeated over and over. When one of those persons comes to your part of the tree and changes it based on the false, you just can't ever get through correcting it because there's always someone else who finds it and comes to straighten you out. I have faced this until I'm just sick of it and I refuse to publish anything more because you can't erase it. Try to straighten it out as much as you may, it seems like there is just no end to correcting it.
I really like the help of others and depend on it so much but there must be a better way to manage changes. Maybe if they had to contact you and get your permission, or give you the information they think is relevant so that you can post it it would help. I don't really know what the answer is and don't think I'm probably smart enough to come up with the best but something needs to be done.
I should also mention that I am not above making a mistake and welcome any who can recognize my errors and help me. As more records become available, I have found information about previous generations that indicated that what I thought to be true was not. For instance, we have a multi great grandfather who was living in the same state with a relative who carried the exact same name and who's birthday was quite similar. Before I knew enough to rule one or the other out correctly, I made the decision of which one was our line and made the wrong choice. It was for a few years that I believed that the wrong man was our line. I made every effort at the time to make the right decision and still made it wrong. That was in the mid 1990s. As more records became available comma, i realized my error. Therefore, I am most appreciative of anyone's help and I'm always glad when I can help someone else.
No relation. My father was not raised by his mom's husband, not that one, or the one after, or the one after that... heck if what you say is true, my dad should have 4 dads.0