I still hold out hope that in the long run Family Search Family Tree (FSFT) will have the most helpful online connected family trees. The idea is that these are shared records that anyone can edit. You can also add photos, documents and notes. The most important thing that should be added are sources. It is real easy to add source records from FamilySearch. You also add other source records. So as more sources are added. the individual’s record will get better documented.
Recently while I was adding records to my great grandmother’s sister, Olive, I noticed her death record said that she had a different father than my great grandmother. I always had suspected that Olive may have had a different father as she was born 10 years before my great grandmother and a brother. Then I went back through information that I had on Olive including a photo. On the back of the photo was her birth surname that I found in the death record. So I had her surname all the time. I made the correction to FSFT so that future generations will see the proper information and the sources.
I still have to figure out how to correct the information on FSFT on my 7th great grandfather, Jeremiah Halsey, (born 1667). The wife and children of a son also named Jeremiah are connected to the elder Jeremiah. It involves making lots of changes in FSFT on relatives that I don’t have much documentation on. I’m going to have to plan out the corrections before I attempt fixing the Halsey family data.