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When an ancestor is wrongly included in someone else's Ancestory tree

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Re: When an ancestor is wrongly included in someone else's Ancestory tree

Posted: 1338745694000
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Yes, there is something you can do, which centers on realizing that you are using your brain-power much more effectively than the clickophile has.

Another element that can be difficult to internalize, especially if you've put a lot of thought and energy into working out accurate genealogical relationships, is that none of us "owns" our relatives. Aside from legal privacy and slander strictures regarding the living, anyone has a legal right to say anything they wish (such as publishing it within a tree).

There is so much that is silly, impossible or merely wrong on the internet, among opinions of the population at large, and within material published in the past, there is no point thinking that others' views generally can be "corrected" -- whether in matters of science, religion, politics or genealogy.

So lighten your load: if you take satisfaction from doing the best you can do, what others do will bother you a lot less.
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