Dead over 100 years but no parents, spouse, or children? [closed]

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This man died over 100 years ago but has no parents, spouse, or children, and his profile is locked. As an executed rebel, is he to be kept unlinked in permanent limbo?
WikiTree profile: Michael Mallin
closed with the note: No real answer, so closing
in Genealogy Help by Living Flower G2G6 Mach 1 (12.2k points)
closed by Living Flower
Are there profiles for his family members waiting to be connected?  If so, the project protection can be lifted so they can be attached.  If not, feel free to create them and then ask for him to be connected.  Lots of famous people get profiles created with no accompanying family.  I think there‚Äôs an expectation that someone later will connect them.
Yes, in the bio it states that he had a wife and five children.  It's just that someone hasn't got around to creating profiles for them.  It'll happen, I'm sure. :)

Many thanks, Kathie and Ros, for your replies. But the mystery remains: why is the profile of a person born nearly 150 years ago and died over 100 years ago locked? He had two known parents, one known spouse, and five known children, but WikiTree members are not allowed to link them. What terrible secret is being protected from public view? If it is so sensitive, should his profile even remain visible?

The profile is not locked - it is Project Protected. There is a difference.

There probably isn't any 'terrible secret', as you call it.  It was locked in April 2016, and could have been to protect the LNAB.  Here is what PPP (Project Protected Profile) does:

Project-protecting a profile does four things:

  1. It tells the WikiTree community that the profile belongs in a project. Major edits shouldn't be taken lightly. They should be discussed.
  2. It protects the Last Name at Birth. The LNAB on a protected profile cannot be changed and the profile cannot be merged-away.
  3. It protects the relationships. You need to be a manager of the profile, or a Project Coordinator or Leader to edit the parents, children, or spouses of a PPP.
  4. It protects against casual editing via GEDCOMs. You need to be a manager of the profile, or a Project Coordinator or Leader to edit a PPP using GEDCOMpare.
The emphasis is on 'protected'.

Thanks for the replies, but nobody has said why this man is so immensely significant that he must stay in unlinked isolation. I've completely lost interest in the question.

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