How do you find a person in the project that your ancestor is protected in?

+8 votes
I have an ancestor (John Buford-93) who is project protected & I have found information that his parents are wrong. How do I discuss this with the project people?
WikiTree profile: John Buford
in Policy and Style by Angelique Chamberlain G2G6 Mach 1 (10.2k points)
retagged by John Atkinson

2 Answers

+7 votes
Hello Angelique

The project protection, just really protects the Last Name at Birth, you should be able to make any other changes, such as unlinking the parents, particularly as there appears to be no project manager, so you could adopt his profile.

However I have removed the project protect, because I also think that he has been attached to the wrong parents and doesn't belong to the House of Beaufort.

by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (486k points)
+4 votes
Detaching (or attaching) a profile from (to) parents is a major step.

a) please discuss with the profile managers before doing that kind of change. One way to do so is to use the "Ask a Question" from the right column of the profile screen; that starts a topic here in g2g and automatically connects it to the profile.

b) then when you make the change, please be sure to include in the narrative why you did so and what your source was for the change.  In a case like this one here, create a "== Disputed Origins ==" section at the top to summarize the issue, and be sure to link (from the narrative text) to the de-linked parents. If you don't provide this information, there's a good chance someone might come right along and add parents back in.

by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (783k points)
Thanks Jillaine, I should have put both of those comments in my answer

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