HISTORICAL SOURCES REQUIRED!!!!!!!!!!
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Anita Collins said: This is a correction!!!! Aaron St John 1755-1815 was married to his cousin, MERCY ST JOHN. There was another Aaron St John a century later that married Mercy Kimball and they lived in New Jersey. I wish these people would do the RESEARCH!!!!!!!!! I have been a HISTORIAN just about all my life. I have been in the books, cemeteries, libraries and court houses long before this so call computer started getting people to dig for their ancestors. PLEASE SEND THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS INACCURACY A REPRIMAND!!! Don't put it out there until have PROOF!
A van Helsdingen said: The FamilySearch FamilyTree (FSFT) operates on an open-edit basis. Anyone with a FS account can edit. Users are told they should include sources, but this is not enforced.
Naturally, disagreements about facts and genealogies will occur. You can contact a user by going to the list of recent edits on a profile and clicking the name of a user.
FS will not get involved or "reprimand" users unless they commit vandalism or are severely incompetent, and you have failed to resolve the issue by communicating with them. A simple disagreement over a genealogical fact will not lead to FS intervention.
In this case, I suggest that you make the correction and add the sources. If they change it back, use the built-in discussion features on the profile or contact them directly. Only if they are rude more than once or repeatedly make changes that are obviously wrong or unsupported by evidence should you contact FS.0