How does one change incorrect information?
Received a notice from Family Search re Calloway H Johnson in my family tree. He is NOT an ancestor. How can I correct the information?
Have you clicked on Calloway H Johnson's name in the notice? Depending on the notice, it should take you to his person page or another page that tells about him. You should be able to click on a view my relationship tab somewhere on the page and you might be see how you are related.
If he has been incorrectly added, merged or connected to your line there are steps to correct this. Could you supply us with more information about him, including his PID number? If we can understand the problem better we should be able to help you correct it.
I will send you a private message so you do not have to include private information in this public forum.1
The answer above by PasB was completely appropriate.
Perhaps you want to know how to remove a person that was added to the wrong place in the shared Family Tree?
You can go to the person's Person/Details page by clicking on the name in the pedigree chart then clicking on Person.
On the Person/Details page you will see a little pencil-in-a-box icon next to marriages and children. You can click this icon and then remove incorrect relationships. Here are a couple of articles that contain step-by-step directions:
If you have further questions, please reply to the private message from PasB (see your envelope in the upper right corner for private messages) or add more information below.
Thanks and best wishes!0
I would not do anything to anyone based on one of these mailing campaigns. They do often manage to get wrong people included somehow. There is a good chance when you go to the page for this notice and click on View My Relationship that you be told you have none. Or he could be a 10th or 12th cousin or something else so distant you would never recognize his name. Remember, these campaigns look at the entire Family Tree database.
So I would just ignore this particular e-mail unless it claims he is an uncle or something that you know you do not have. Even then, don't just whack him out of the tree. Try to figure out how he got there, most likely through incorrect merges, and carefully untangle him by reversing any merges or other changes neede and restoring him to his proper family.0