Fictional people on FSFT
During the course of my extensive additions to FS I came across the fictional FORSYTE family from John Galsworthy’s ‘A Forsyte Saga’. I am sending here a list of the main characters and their PIDs, but I have not done a comprehensive survey of this large tree.
Jolyon FORSYTE 1741-1812 farmer of Hays Dencombe, Dorset MSSK-BS5
Wife Julia HAYTOR m 1786 MSSK-B36
Child: Jolyon FORSYTE 1770-1850
Wife Ann PIERCE
Children: Ann FORSYTE 1799-1886 M9D4-CKW and 9MN8-Z36
Jolyon FORSYTE 1806-1892 MM75-PLZ
James FORSYTE 1811-1901 9MJ5-WHS M4TV-9HS KHRZ-R8G
Swithin FORSYTE 1811-1891 M4TV-9HR 9MJ5-W4P M2QL-H5Q
Roger FORSYTE 1813-1899 9MJ5-WH6 M4TV-9CD K4RK-2NR
Julia FORSYTE 1814-1903 (1905 in FS) KZV4-38B
Hester FORSYTE 1815-1907
Nicholas FORSYTE 1817-1908 MSCL-5FS
Timothy FORSYTE 1819-1920 9M5J-WHB MM75-PGY
Susan FORSYTE 1821-1895 M4TV-9D4 K852-MVR
I note that all were added by FamilySearch, and that a patron has merged Nicholas. Most have duplicates or triplicates, there are several spelling errors and FORSYTE is used interchangeably with FORSYTH. They are not joined into a proper tree, although a couple have wives. And there are NO SOURCES! There is no such place as Hays Dencombe (sometimes Doncombe in FS) in Britain. Temple ordinances have even been done eg. for Nicholas, Swithin, Jolyon (b1806).
I am wondering how this situation has arisen. Is it perhaps used as a training exercise?
One wonders how many other fictional families have been added ?
I don’t want to ask about this in a widely-viewed forum, as it could be used to heap ridicule or insults onto FS.
I would appreciate help in understanding how this has occurred, and any remedial acton that is necessary.