seemingly related individual added to my family tree with no source...person who added the individual does not respond to msg...how do I research this?
I think you will need to be a little more specific if you wish to receive a helpful answer to your issue.
In general terms, if you are convinced there is no evidence to support this connection with your family branch, you can remove / detach the individual from the relatives to whom they are currently attached.
For individuals who lived more recently it is often fairly straightforward to confirm if, say, they are the child of a particular couple. For example, the GRO birth index for England & Wales shows the mother's maiden name. So, if I have matched all the "known" children to a couple and someone adds a further child, I would check for that name in the index - probably finding the mother's maiden name does not match, proving the child belonged to another couple, usually of similar identity (say another "John & Mary Brown" who happened to live in the same area, at the same time).
As the circumstances involving your "mystery" individual might be totally different, I would suggest you return here to provide some idea of the time period and location involved, which might give the opportunity for someone to provide more "tailored" advice.
In addition to Paul's good advice, a reminder that the FamilySearch Family Tree is a single collaborative tree for everyone. The other contributor may have made an honest mistake, attaching someone with a similar name from an unrelated family. Or, s/he may have information about the shared family.
Thank you. I am looking at my paternal grandparents Roman Gramoy LBY3-W5G and Elizabeth Stroia LCPX-J6S. They have recently had parents and grandparents added to their ancestry. The names are known to me as well as the location, but dates of birth, christening, death, marriage are now noted. I'd like to source the information that confirms these dates, but there are no sources listed. I can understand how mistakes happen in the collaborative tree but too much of the new info matches what I know to be true so I don't think it's a mistake or mis-attribution. The person who changed the info does not respond to messages.
I would say that you should be patient. If the person 5621523102 does not have email notifications turned on or log in to FamilySearch, he or she will not see your message. Because the person is adding information to your ancestors, there is a good chance that they will be related to you. You may want to click on the profile and request relationship. This would send them a request to show you how they are related.
You can also review all of the sources that are attached, and you may find a clue on where he was looking. But if he is not attaching sources, it will be hard to duplicate the research.
For me, the process would be the same as if my 3rd cousin 2x removed gave me a name for a shared ancestor but had no records. We have to do the research. Even if the other contributor HAD attached a source, I would want to verify that it was for the correct person - not just someone with the same or similar name.
The changes seem to have happened last July. I admire the poster for the patience shown.
Thank you...I have left 2 messages requesting info from the 'person' who changed the records with no response...that's why I'm asking for advice....
the changes were made by a user with id #5621523102....I cannot find a way to research just who this is...and they don't respond to chat inquiries