I remember the joy of getting online online with new family history data a few years ago. Being able to search online is an easy task and much easier than planning a trip to a library and historical community. However, whenever I stumble upon a foggy or totally incorrect online lineage, this joy is suppressed. Almost ten years ago, I was very frustrated with online family tree errors, so I started my own website [Tennessee Pryors]. Starting a website may not be your cup of tea, but now you can do three things to solve the incorrect data online and make a clearer path for future genealogical gains.
1. Post your own data from
– Many top genealogy websites allow you to publish your own data. The LDS FamilySearch.org website allows visitors [without church members] to submit their own family data. Subscription sites like Ancestry.com offer users the ability to add multiple genealogy and even publish documents, photos and other documents. Genealogy.com also offers space to publish your own genealogy and genealogy. Any community area and message board area of the genealogy website also allows you to post not only queries, but also your own data and recent genealogical discoveries.
2. Request to change informationfrom
– I communicated with other researchers and the results were mixed. Some people can change their genealogy or publish data when providing new data with good source information. Others promise to pass information from relatives, from recognized family books or other authorities' incorrect information, or in rare cases they cannot log in and access data to make changes.
3. Add a commentfrom
– My personal favorite is to comment where there is a chance. The good news is that comments are allowed in many places on the web. Ancestry.com understands that users can contribute and allow comments: add comments to the census record, add notes to the family tree, and identify name changes and transcription errors. Book reviews on Google Books or Ancestry.com are also a way to attach your comments and alternatives.
The Internet has been increasing the chances of an interactive family tree experience. This means that you can participate whether you are an expert or a newbie. It's time to take advantage of the opportunities involved and help improve the accuracy of online genealogical data.