According to some Ancestry.com trees, I couldn't possibly exist.
I have seen at least a dozen Ancestry trees that show my grandfather married to the wrong woman. Right time, right place, right name, wrong parents. There are also many Ancestry trees that kill off my great-great-grandfather in his teens, well before he had any children.
From time to time I send off notes advising of the errors, or questioning the findings. These are mostly ignored. It really doesn't worry me - I know that I am here.
I suppose it depends on how you think of an Ancestry tree. I think of mine as a working tool, not a finished product and certainly not a publication. I uploaded a GEDCOM file quite some time ago. Before uploading it I stripped of the source citations (which experimentation showed didn't import well) and pruned back those dangling branches of descendants so that I wouldn't accidentally include information on living people.
Since then, my main database has grown and changed. It holds a lot of new and corrected information that is not reflected in my Ancestry tree. I have no plans toupdate my Ancestry tree - far too much work - and there is no way to synchronise the information with my desktop database. I don't want to remove the tree and start from scratch because I have attached too many records. Those records are valuable to me because I can see who else is currently researching those families through Member Connect.
In short, my tree isn't perfect and I have no plans to do anything about it.
At present I have my tree set to private. I'm not sure why I've been so coy about sharing. If someone copies chunks of my research - so what? There is little more there than the information I've found on Ancestry. I have much more information in my main database, and still more thoughts in my head about interpretation of that information. So, I am thinking of setting my tree to public in the hope of having more contact from other researchers. Some of my correct information may even gradually replace the incorrect information in other trees. Well... you never know.
What do you think? What do you do? Would you judge me by my Ancestry.com tree?