How do I protect my accurate information during a merge?

+9 votes
I have someone who is deleting work and whose incorrectly saying my grandparents are alive.

They are sending me messages saying that obituaries are copyright to prevent me from adding my biological mother to the tree.

Today I had photos and other items add like false marriages etc. It is creating half-siblings and I see adding there profiles before me but I could not see that. If I merge this can they keep locking unlocking and changing the information on my dead grandmother to disconnect me from the global tree.

The ROW family has successfully connected to England. The Brackenbury family also connects to England. My Grandmother passed in 2017. My children are getting married we are hoping to gift them a tree

They deleted connecting relatives to deceased ancestors too and they are sending me messages saying I cant load photos obituary.


[edited to add tags for mentors and arborists who will have the best knowledge to assist in the merging process.]
WikiTree profile: Mary Danbrook
in WikiTree Tech by Janet Row G2G1 (1.1k points)
edited by Debi Hoag
See Paula J's answer below and start the Problems with Members process.  Looks like you need someone to intervene here.

Meanwhile, you can certainly add your own mother; pending other sources, put something like "personal knowledge of her daughter."  And IF there's a real copyright concern about the obituary, you could transcribe it instead of posting a photo of it.
Thanks I will work on merges I see we have errors in known death dates etc which I dont know how to merge to keep everyone's information.

Mabel is my Gr Grandmother My details for Frank are more comptete than the suggestions showing in the merge. I have yet to figure out how to maintain information. I did add a trusted list to assist. Anyone with more knowledge is welcome to assist.

Mary is my Grandmother

3 Answers

+10 votes
Best answer

What you need to do at this point is to refer to the problems with members page which will explain how to proceed. The link for the page is below.

by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (231k points)
selected by Robin Lee
+3 votes
If they fall under a project, they can be protected by the project.  I suggest you go through the problems with members route.
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (362k points)
I did that an not one answered me and it has been going on for weeks

Thanks I got one person who seems to be correcting errors and adding a tree I found on another site. Please anyone who wish to add sources or assist with merges.Thanks
I copy pasted to the info place how my information is sourced and completed.

 Comparision chart of the Brackenbury
+1 vote
We are back to the errors on the profile.

The person sabotaging pages is now in charge of some of our direct family tree pages.

Spouses and our children were deleted as ( fake profiles). I created many pages and they are gone despite asking an older cousin to assist.That is so much for accuracy and correct data. It is sad when you own marriage and your own children death was deleted as fake. Very sad indeed.  Crystal Marie Peterson death was a huge turning point for our family and lead to a very lovely adventure in the mountains of British Columbia where some our adult children now live and work. Including being in the military.
by Louise Row G2G Rookie (230 points)
Louise, the death date for your grandfather Keith is displaying as the generic "2010s decade" due to privacy settings. No doubt, the correct date of death is actually still there in edit mode. Similarly for spouses -- not displayed due to privacy settings. Nothing can be done about that. That's how WikiTree works for recently deceased people. Even after setting a more open privacy setting, it will change to a more restrictive setting automatically and without warning when any other edits are made.

I don't know what to say about disconnections of other family members. I can't view the change history due to the current privacy settings.

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