Adding potential family members

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I'm not sure if this is appropriate. A very nice story about potential family members has been added to this biography.

 

However the only commonalities between Arnot-213 and the suggested family members are the name of the person and that they lived in Scotland in 1800s.

I have searched for records of the suggested matching Ann Arnot whose birth is recorded as 17 June 1822, almost 3 years after the baptism of the profile person and posted the results as a comment. I didn't delete the biography addition but cannot see the possibility of them being the same person.

Suggestions?
WikiTree profile: Ann Arnot
in Policy and Style by M Ross G2G6 Pilot (143k points)
edited by Ellen Smith

That sampler on the profile is very skillfully embroidered and is exceptionally well-preserved. I contrast it to this image of a sampler from about 1819 that I uploaded.

I agree with Ellen, that sampler is very nice.
Thanks for the comments on the sampler even though it is not connected to my family. It reminded me that we have a sampler found in my dad's  belongings after he died. The name on the sampler is Elizabeth Doviner there is no apparent connection to the family.

I will post a separate question about it.

1 Answer

+5 votes
It looks to me like there are two different girls of the same name who were born about 2-1/2 years apart. They might turn out to be cousins. This kind of doppelganger situation is surprisingly common.

I have created a number of profiles for people like this one who resemble family members, but probably are not a family member. A separate profile reduces the chance that someone will decide to conflate the two people, and it increases the chance of figuring out who these mystery people are.

Just go to the Add tab, select New Person, and create a profile for the Annie Arnot described in the sampler, including details about her that you have from the sampler or the museum. Leave yourself on the profile as profile manager. Mark Arnot-213 as a rejected match to the new profile. Remove most of the content about this second Ann(ie) from Arndt-213, but include notes in both profiles about the apparent existence of another girl of the same name, and include a link to the other profile. And do consider taking the time to make profiles for all of the other family members included in the sampler.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

Thanks that makes sense, the info in the bio is taken directly from the  Kilwinning Heritage website links on Facebook and Twitter as is photo of the sampler. 

Is it best to include links to the sites on the new profile? 

The new profile should cite the source(s) for the information, which means including links to the Kilwinning website(s).

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