I have been asked by our Ward Family History Consultants Group to ask you questions regarding procedures to be taken when we have a problem of other people inserting information etc. on our family line in Family Search. Examples to follow:
1. A member of the church insists on inputting female family names using the married name for surname rather than the birth name, he has been contacted and explained that the maiden name should be used for clarity and temple ordinances, but he insists that is the way he was taught in Mexico and every time the name is corrected and cards printed for temple work, he proceeds to change it back. So if the persons birth name is Jane Doe and her married name is Smith, he will input it as Jane Doe Smith.
2. Non members using Family Search, merging names that are proven to be incorrect.
3. Members merging names that are incorrect and temple work being done for both correct and incorrect information.
4. Non member inserting incorrect names such as nicknames or abbreviated names and merging with correctly input names. Example Constance input as Connie, or Margaret as Betty and so forth.
In the cases of non members contacting them and explaining the correct way has not shown any results of change and further contact could upset or discourage them from doing research.
5. Regulations regarding still born children who have been named and buried but not registered and adopted children where you have the birth name and parent and the adopted name currently being used.
I thank you for your patience in helping us resolve some of these issues.