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Another problem with the Ancestry website.
« on: Sunday 29 August 21 12:48 BST (UK) »
A friend of mine logged into her Family Tree on the Ancestry site Yesterday and was not happy . The tree had completely changed ! There are new people she had never heard of on it . So "Can someone else just change your F Tree without your consent?". I appreciate feedback on this and thank you .

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Re: Another problem with the Ancestry website.
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 29 August 21 13:05 BST (UK) »
Having heard Ancestry users problems over the years, I'm pleased that I have never uploaded my tree.

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Re: Another problem with the Ancestry website.
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 29 August 21 13:10 BST (UK) »
Yes if you have given them permission to do so.

If she has invited people to look at her tree they can be given given 'Editor' rights which allows them to add/remove/change the tree.  'Guest' rights do not.

Maybe they have been given this right accidentally?

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Re: Another problem with the Ancestry website.
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 29 August 21 16:30 BST (UK) »
I concur with Allan.  I've never uploaded any of my family trees to any website that offers this facility.  Too open to people deciding to tinker with it  :(
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Re: Another problem with the Ancestry website.
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 29 August 21 17:10 BST (UK) »
Thanks to everyone who replied. All useful advice here and i welcome anymore. Best wishes.

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Re: Another problem with the Ancestry website.
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 29 August 21 20:06 BST (UK) »
I concur with Allan.  I've never uploaded any of my family trees to any website that offers this facility.  Too open to people deciding to tinker with it  :(

You allocate the rights so choose whom you want to be able to add info etc.  its not down to Ancestry.  What I am suggesting is maybe the tree owner incorrectly assigned editor rights which has resulted in these changes.

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Re: Another problem with the Ancestry website.
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 29 August 21 23:10 BST (UK) »
There are three levels of interaction - 

Guest - Sees everything (living people only if you tick the box), but cannot add, nor subtract anything. 

Contributor - As Guest, but can add to the tree. ( At one time these additions were "pending" till you OKed them) They cannot subtract anything. 

Editor - Has the same powers as you do - can add anything, can subtract anything, can delete the whole tree. 

I have quite a few Guests, but only one Contributor (a cousin), who is mainly working on her own branch of the family. I am looking for someone in the next generation to become an Editor, who will one day take over the tree. 

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Re: Another problem with the Ancestry website.
« Reply #7 on: Monday 30 August 21 09:28 BST (UK) »
Kiltpin thank you so much for the comment/reply. It makes sense . I will pass on all this info to my friend who will be pleased that people have responded . Best wishes.

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Re: Another problem with the Ancestry website.
« Reply #8 on: Monday 30 August 21 09:53 BST (UK) »
Have I been wilfully misunderstood here?  I suggested this very same scenario in my first response.

For some reason Girl Guide responded about uploading her tree - the only site I know of that allows anyone to make amendments is familysearch.  On all other sites you own your own tree and on some, like Ancestry, you can let others have access to your tree to make amendments if that's what you want.

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