A Shocking Mistake
Like C Glenn, I also had a shock on Ancestry. I found that a person living in America had posted a family tree stating that my grandfather’s place of birth was Brecon. I informed this person that this information was incorrect via Ancestry, as I had my grandfather’s birth certificate in my possession.
My grandfather was born in Port Talbot. He lived in the house he was born in until his
marriage to my grandmother, and had no connection at all with Brecon. This person did not alter their findings, which made me very angry. So, after Ancestry stated there was nothing they could do to alter incorrect information, I ended my subscription with them as I could not cope with this incorrect family tree being on public view on a daily basis. Elizabeth Kift, Swansea
Editor Replies: Clearly the issue of incorrect trees, and people unwilling to change them, continues to annoy many of you. MyHeritage has a ‘consistency checker’ for its trees, or alternatively FamilySearch just has one big shared tree so there can only be one version. Perhaps it’s time for Ancestry to have a rethink about how it tackles this problem.