I am very upset people changing my moms bd. Mind as i am dead. My brother son and daughter as dead. Stay off changing my account
Sadly, as long as Family Tree remains in its present open-edit from, there is little you can do to stop other users adding "duplicates" of you and other living family members, but marking them as deceased.
Of course the records you have created for living persons can only be seen / worked on by you, or anyone logged into your account (the latter not being possible - except by hacking - unless you have given them your login details).
When similar incidents have been reported here, the advice has usually been to contact the person who has added the false details - advising you (and the other family members concerned) are very much alive. However, it is just possible they might choose to ignore you - even if you have sent the politest of messages. FamilySearch employees do not usually get involved in these matters - in particular, there is no mediation process in place to handle these problems. As you cannot delete these individuals from Family Tree, you just have to detach any relationships that have been added to (deceased) members of your family.
Other users will also likely suggest you add as much detail as possible (especially sources) to the individuals you have created, although this will not effect work others carry out on living persons - the profiles of which they will be unaware. However, you could add a Discussion item (which cannot be deleted) to the "deceased" versions of your family members another user has added, with the clear heading, "This individual is not deceased!" The downside of this would be that you could be highlighting to the public certain confidential details of yourself and other living relatives. (Even if you delete their inputs, the change log will still contain certain details or their original entries.)
Hopefully, another (experienced) user, or a FamilySearch employee, will be able to provide additional / alternative advice.
Protecting the privacy of individuals and families is a high priority at FamilySearch. As a result, the process of changing an individual's status from deceased to living can get a bit complicated, but in that process, we will do all we can to help you in your journey of discovering and connecting your family.
The process works differently depending on whether you are a contributor and how many contributors there are. Changing a person in Family Tree from deceased to living means that the record moves into one user's private space. If you are the only contributor, then the process is simple. The person moves into your private space. The process is more complicated and requires a system administrator if you are not a contributor or if the record has multiple contributors.
Be sure that your account settings contain a valid email address or phone number, since both may be helpful in working through the process of changing the individual's status. If you are using a tablet, we suggest that you use the Family Tree mobile app rather than the website.
The word "Living" should now show in the Death field, and the Private Person banner appears at the top of the person page. This record is now visible only to you.
A request now goes to FamilySearch Support. A system administrator reviews your request and takes appropriate actions.
As a FH consultant, I have advised patrons to send a message to the person who changed the information. In my experience, they are glad to get the correct information and apologize for their mistake. Reply if you need help finding out who and how to message a contributor.
It is impossible for someone else to change you to "dead", as you are a living person and cannot be seen by any other FS user. However, another record can be "created" as you, deceased.
As previously mentioned, my advice is to meet with a family history/familysearch consultant to help correct the mistakes.
I have no problem collaborating with someone on my tree but i just am so upset that i have years of research that is now all messed up. The person changed names, sources and detached and attached people that arent even related to me. They never reached out and another person changed where the same family was living here and they never came here. I see other people have the same problem and detaching just keeps things a mess. I never merge unless i know for a fact with sources and records i have on hand and go over all those items again and again. Then I contact the person who Im merging info with. I left Geni because people were rude and my whole tree was messed up.
I hope some day something can be changed where this doesnt happen. Maybe if you are wanting to change someone elses information youd get a pop up that has you inform the person youd like to add changes and then after they accept you are good to go.
Please go over your information to make sure its correct before merging and changing someone elses info. This messed up my Irish side horribly. From my area alone there are many Burke and Kilgallon families with the same names as they mostly had Thomas, James, Patrick, Bridget, Mary. Oh my goodness.
I am thinking that Marie Burk is not part of my family history records either. I agree people are allowed to come in and make changes, and mess everything up. Then someone has to come in and clean it all up. What happened to keeping all the data entered by any one. Are we allowed to see those entries. Some might show the orig father and then adopted father, where is the important medical information as well.
It's everyone's tree
As others have mentioned, you don't have a personal tree on FamilySearch, no one does. Imagine FamilySearch is a big town hall where our family reunion is happening, and we're all contributing to that one big tree (it's so big it includes everyone in the world).
That's FamilySearch. You can try and tell people not to touch your section (your family), but remember it's not your tree, so they don't have to listen to you.
If that's not the type of system you want, then reconsider how you use FamilySearch. Keep "your" family tree somewhere else, and just use FamilySearch as an extra tool to help your research.
The exception, is living people. To protect people's privacy, no one else can see any living people you attach to deceased people. Sorry to hear Mum's passed. She's now on the shared tree where everyone can see her.
When you say people are changing you and your children to deceased, they're not really. They're adding duplicates of you, if you check those profiles, you'll see they're different to yours.
Why would people be marking you as deceased? Some people don't like that you can't share the profiles of living people, so they mark people as "dead" even if they're not. They might put a message on the profile saying the person is actually living.
They do this so they can collaborate on these profiles with others.
This of course is in violation of the FamilySearch terms of service, as it's a violation of the privacy of those living individuals. So not only should you mark yourself as living to remove it from the public space, but you should also report the individual "if" they do it repeatedly.
What happened to keeping all the data entered by any one.
It is kept in the Change Log on each profile.