How many years back do we have to go to get someone to be historically significant? What's the cutoff.
I just ran into a situation where I could add a son to someone for whom I'm not on the Trusted List, but I couldn't add a father to said person. More specifically,
I'm working up my BAILEY branch. I created Eliphalet Bailey (Bailey-3552). I then found that his parents were already in wikitree -- James Bailey (Bailey-2484) and Lucy Gay (Gay-992). These two have a PM, yet I was able to add them as parents of my Eliphalet.
In this case, the PM didn't have parents for James Bailey. But I found his parents already on the system-- Joseph Bailey (Bailey-239) and Abigail Ingraham (Ingraham-25). They didn't have PMs, so I adopted them.
From Joseph's page, I then attempted to add James Bailey as a son. The system told me I couldn't add James, because I wasn't on his Trusted List.
So while I could add James as father of Eliphalet (even though I wasn't on James' trusted list), I cannot add James as son of Joseph. That seems inconsistent to me. That's one problem.
But the other question is: when does someone become historically significant so that their profile opens up? James was born in 1735. That's over 200 years ago. What's the cut off for HSAs?
In the meantime, I've requested to be added to the Trusted List of James.