I have read a lot on this forum about people kidnapping someone else's tree. Here's what I did, was it ok
I got an ancestry hint about another tree which looked promising. I contacted the tree owner and received no reply. Since he had a different address for granny than I did, I checked the census with his address and voila, there she was!!! I did this with a bunch of his info, that is to say, if he had different info than I did, I checked his stuff. Some of his was for my family, some not. Since I had checked out each and every document and person I added to my tree, I don't think I did anything wrong. I just used a hint he gave me, albeit unknowingly.
I haven't copied any pictures or stories from his tree. It's all public records. If you can't use hints ancestry sends along, what is the point of sending them? Did I do something wrong?