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On NaN undefined NaN Michael Brown wrote on Brown-99862:

Thanks for your welcome. However, I had already run into a roadblock. I've been trying to add the father of Benjamin Horton (1727-1774) to my tree. His name was Thomas Horton. But two things go wrong. One, I am automatically having Benjamin linked to a Thomas Horton (1641-1716), who is Benjamin's great-grandfather (not his father). If he were, the proposed "father" would have been 86 years old when Benjamin was born. Second, when I tried to replace the linked Thomas Horton with the right one, his birthdate of 5 Apr 1698 is highlighted and the whole file fails to be applied. The reason, perhaps, is that many trees show this Thomas Horton as being born in 1690, which is not true. I have visited and photographed his tombstone at Rehoboth, Bristol Co, MA, which clearly reads that he died in 1733 in his 35th year (born 1698--not 1690). I need to find a way to make a correction, but the manager for Thomas Horton of 1641-1716 is probably not at fault. Everything he has about that Thomas Horton (spouses, years, children) all look, as far as I have seen, to be correct EXCEPT that two generations have been skipped between that Thomas Horton and his great-grandson.

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in Genealogy Help by Michael Brown G2G Crew (340 points)

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I think it is because you are not yet pre-1700 qualified. The father you propose replacing is born before 1700 and you do not have the proper access. I understand your reasoning as you laid out above. If you would provide the sources, I am sure someone would be willing to make the corrections for you, if you ask. 

You could also take the easy test to become pre-1700 qualified. I do not know your level of experience, but it does not require any in-depth knowledge be qualified. Here is the Pre-1700 Help page:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Pre-1700_Profiles

by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (405k points)

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