This profile John Hayden Young, Sr. currently has a photo attached to it that is not his but is in fact a cropped section of an 1866 photo of 5 of his son's.
Source of correctly attributed photo: http://lds.org/churchhistory/presidents/controllers/potcController....#
I have set a different photo for John Hayden Young, Sr. and made it the default - is this more correct?
I also added the source info to the caption for the photo of the 5 sons.
I have also made that profile a Master Profile.
For the other two Youngs, maybe an email to the profile managers would be more appropriate an action?
William Young's photo appears to be a Civil War era uniform. Someone probably lifted it from a much later William Young. These are such common names, it would be easy for a thoughtless or inexperienced manager to make the mistake.
As Erica said, thanks for catching these. We had a big problem a few months ago when someone was seriously upset because photos were put on profiles before photography was invented. I surely don't want to go through that again!
Here is another one. The profile death date is 1830 which predates 1839. Either the death date is wrong or the attached photo isn't him.
I'm contacting the manager to see if he knows more.
I ran across this website recently that deals with accurately dating early photographs for family history purposes and thought I'd share the link:
Quoting form the website:
"...These photos are the highest quality and most interesting images in the PhotoTree collection. Many of them include confirmed dates of origin. Compare these to your 19th century photographs to help determine when a picture was taken..."
Randy Stebbing - This site is worth its weight in old photos - thank you so much!
Took me lessthan 10 minutes Is this right and Geni Wrong?