Getting Rid of Tree Parrots

A pretty common mistake beginning and amateur genealogists make is the “click & add” method of tree construction–especially when confronted by source confirmed information.  This can include birth and death dates, children and spouses of a family member, or even adding a non-relative with an identical name. makes this ever so easy!  What inevitably happens is that other Ancestry members find this incorrect info–and copy it to their trees as well.  Let’s call these folks ‘Tree Parrots.’

My guess is that many of us have deliberately or inadvertently done this–only later to find that things do not quite add up. … Read the rest