SURNAME: THOMAS Information has been added to my family tree by someone else that is incorrect.
information has been added to my family tree by someone else that is incorrect. It seems the parents of another person with the same first name, middle initial, and surname as my paternal great grandmother has been added to my tree. I'd like to change it, but I don't see how to do it.
I am not certain; but, from your explanation, it sounds like there has possibly been a "Merge"/"Combine"!?
On the "Person/Details" page/screen, take a look, in the 'right-hand-side' Column, the THIRD Section down, being "Latest Changes", on any of those THREE that you can 'see', does it say "Merge"?
Or, is it that "Changes" made just been made to some "Details" of the individual/person?
Let us know.
What is the PID number of your paternal great grandmother that has the second set of incorrect parents? Somebody might be able to look at it for you.
Brett is correct in that the other similar name of a different person may have been incorrectly merged with your great grandmother and would need to be unmerged or restored depending on what is in the Change history file.0
Before making any changes back to your relative(s), contact the person who made the change via "Changes/History". Their email address should be shown. Work it out with them as best you can. If you're pretty sure with the sources/facts for the great grandmother you can make your case for the change to be made back to what it was. If you're not so sure, then the other person with their sources/facts may be able to make their case to keep things as is. Always be cordial and work with the sources/facts and try to see what they are trying to do; they might be right and you're wrong.
I've had this happen with a great grandfather and I hadn't looked at his Family Tree entry for a while and when I did his ancestors and descendants were taking a different path. I have a living aunt who's 97 years old and there's been several Family Tree users who's said she's deceased because she must be dead by now. Another person added photo memories who was another person entirely with the exact same name. I couldn't show her pictures because she is alive and has no Family Tree entry. There are a lot of people "hoping" the Family Tree person they are connecting to is in their family. Sources and facts back up the entries we make in Family Tree. We can get by some in Ancestry.com because our public/private member trees are our families as we find sources and facts. Really Family Tree is a collection of "individuals" we attempt to connect together via the sources and facts.0