A wife of a 4th cousin once removed from me and I spend a couple of hours each week working on her f
(since decades before it was called this newest name). My cousin-in-law's maiden name is Woodruff. Family lore says she's supposed to be related to Pres. Wilford Woodruff and her lines go back to early days of The Church, as some of my paternal lines do, too. Yes, I know everyone on the planet are all related to each other and that it's pretty easy to begin to recognize that today through FamilySearch, realizing that the common ancestors between a researcher and an ancestor/relation may be many generations further back in time from the current amount of generations that FamilySearch includes within the great View My Relationship link. We might not be able to see all the connections yet. Also, that the further we go back, the more uncertain the connections may be anyway as we approach around year 400 AD.
However, my 4th cousin-in-law has wondered how she connects to Pres. Woodruff. She would like to see the pathway from herself on up to the common ancestor(s) and down the other side of the inverted "U" to find Pres. Woodruff. Last week I thought I should check whether her connections now exist to him via FamilySearch in Find My Relationship. I checked and they do connect, although in a way I didn't expect because the Pres. Woodruff shows as the husband of one of her 3rd cousins 5 times removed--a woman born 37 years earlier than Pres. Woodruff, only lived 5 years, and died 31 years before he was born, too. I suppose it could have happened that she was sealed to him after her death. I don't know when that practice stopped. I'm not even sure it ever started quite that way but it wouldn't surprise me if it did.
Regardless, I showed her the connection to Pres. Woodruff. I think she was glad to see it, even with the 123 Research Help problems that need to be taken care of if possible, and a bazillion wives with many duplications of them. The Person page is huge.
I also explained to her that there was no way we could have any positive effect on his webpage by doing what we always try to do: i.e., merging duplicates, attaching sources, standardizing place names and dates, etc. He is in Read-Only mode. I suggested to my cousin-in-law that we add the path from herself to him into her RootsMagic file, for anyone who is not yet there but is found in FamilySearch along that inverted "U" until Pres. Woodruff. We could "fix" whoever needs work done on him/her; and that when we get to Pres. Woodruff, just add the appropriate information that is able to be found there that makes sense to her RootsMagic file by typing it in.
So, my question is, is there anybody working on sorting out problems like this as we need to do with other deceased relatives? He's demonstrably related to me too, as a 5th cousin 4 times removed. I get it that you don't want to turn the webpages of prominent Church leaders into a mess by virtual fixes that are spurious and/or just problematic, but it does seem to me that someone with experience untying tight genealogical knots should be allowed to carefully proceed, with whatever guidance would be appropriate.
If there comes a time when you want someone to dedicate time to that kind of work, please let me know. I'm retired and live alone so I have the time. I believe I also have enough expertise to proceed if given the chance to try. What do you think?