Family Member membership?

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What is or was a Family Member?

A significant number of profiles for people who are my DH direct ancestors and their families are managed by someone who has not been on WikiTree since July 2012. Her profile says Family Member.

In Jan 2012 she uploaded a gedcom to create the profiles, none have any sources.   The profiles are not orphaned as they have a PM, they seem abandoned as no changes have been made at all except for a few where I have added both biographies and sources.

Non gedcom profiles were created in between June 30 and July 3 2012, none of them have sources or biographies.

I have attempted to contact the PM several times since Oct 2019 asking to be added to the Trusted List.  I sent a private message today.

Would a Family Member have an email contact on WT? If not????

I know I can use the Unresponsive Manager process and request to become PM for the profiles related to my DH.

Primarily wondering if there is a different way to go about this due to the Family Member membership.
WikiTree profile: McClellan-217
in The Tree House by M Ross G2G6 Pilot (190k points)

1 Answer

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As far as I know, the family member level is just a way of saying that someone has not (yet) signed the honor code. The rest is rather the same for them, so they do have an e-mail address (you can't register without one) and should respond as they are profile managers.

So probably the unresponsive pm procedure is what you have to follow here.

by Michel Vorenhout G2G6 Pilot (223k points)
Send the 3 messages required.  You have sent at least one method already. When you fill out the unresponsive manager form, make sure to select the options for ancestors and descendants of at least one person, but maybe explain the issue and they will orphan all of them.  I came across a person that I needed at least half a dozen profiles because of a naming issue and I think they orphaned all profiles.
Thanks Linda, I'm making a list, of the profiles I need, as they aren't all descendants of the same person.  

I made the trusted list request and posted a comment earlier today.
Thanks Michel

I guess it's quite possible for there to have been an email change since 2012 and not updated here, the unresponsive manager process seems like the only way to go.
Yes, after you wait the week, then Admin will try to contact them and wait another week before they do whatever they do for the next step, like orphaning some accounts..

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