Now What: Avoiding Incorrect Family Tree Additions
8/2/2011
Someone just copied my online family tree and is calling it her own -- and she's adding incorrect information. What can I do?

Q: Someone just copied my online family tree and is calling it her own -- and she's adding incorrect information. What can I do?

A: Your first step might be to contact the pedigree pilferer, who's likely a distant cousin, after all. Perhaps if you explain why the added information is incorrect, this person will see the light. You also could ask that the data from your research be properly credited.