The World Tree idea: how is having unknown names put into my tree a good thing?

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Someone has given my Family List of 66 about 6 Murphrey names that I've never seen in any of my research. His name is there at a clik: Very upsetting--so tell me why I should like this?

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The names that appeared without cause in Berg_-_Hilse-1:

  • William Murfrey   family list ancestors descendants dna features Find Relationship 1650 Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA - 1721 Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA
  • Elender Murphrey   family list ancestors descendants dna features Find Relationship 1712 Isle, Virginia, USA -   [adopt]
  • Elizabeth Murphrey   family list ancestors descendants dna features Find Relationship 1706 Isle, Virginia, USA - 1769   [adopt]
  • Michael Murphrey   family list ancestors descendants dna features Find Relationship 1684 Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA - May 14, 1747 Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA
  • John Murphrey   family list ancestors descendants dna features Find Relationship 1705 Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA - December 26, 1776 Greene, North Carolina, USA
WikiTree profile: William Murphrey
in Genealogy Help by Roberta Burnett G2G4 (4.4k points)

2 Answers

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I don't think anyone likes unsourced & unknown profiles in the world tree. However, this is a collaborative effort & the tree is not yours & it is not mine, it is everyone's tree. Sometimes adding unknown profiles provide clues which lead to known profiles & brick walls broken.

If it turns out evidence is presented to show the links are inaccurate, they can be unlinked.
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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Can't see anything new here.  You connected Robert J Dixon to William Dixon (who already existed) and a long line of Dixons.

Elizabeth Murphrey came with William, as his mother.

If she's not your ancestor, perhaps he's the wrong William Dixon.
by RJ Horace G2G6 Pilot (565k points)

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