In Reply to: Ancestry posted by Philny on July 16, 2017 at 17:34:31:
I have our family tree's on "Family Tree Maker" as many relatives are deeply opposed to being posted on Ancestry. Family Tree Maker links to Ancestry so I use Ancestry very frequently. I have contacted many of our relatives there and share info with many of them. The big problem with Ancestry is that many users put up junk that is rife with untruths and errors. Unless a link is confirmed by documents it is simply unreliable. Luckily I have some very helpful and professional collaborators that I met on ancestry. Many users there just want to amass a long and impressive family tree. One such on my wife's side was so far out there that I started asking questions about her. Turns out her primary purpose of her inflated tree was for her to be recognized as a "Daughter of the Mayflower". If you search seriously you will surely turn up good and factual data. It is fun and can be very rewarding even though it can take years.