Why are family members names in red? Cannot access them. [closed]

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I want to work on this profile: Jonas Bond. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bond-95

 Wife and some children’s names are in red. What does this mean?  It isn’t connected to a project. 

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in WikiTree Help by Ellen Gustafson G2G6 Mach 2 (21.0k points)
closed by Jillaine Smith
Pretty much it means there is not yet a profile for that person.

Or, if there is, the WT ID# isn't known, so the red reflects that lack of ID#.
Ellen, I removed the incomplete formatting that caused the names to show in red (essentially a broken link). Those children listed did not have profiles created yet to link to. If you or anyone else adds profiles for those children you can just copy the formatting of the 3 children who do exist and have complete (green) links. I also deleted most of the unneeded spacing to make the biography less spread out.
Ok, thank you Nick. I want to do more work on that profile.

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If you go to the edit tab on Jonas Bond's profile and look at the wife and children there, you will see that whoever worked on this previously did not actually assign Wikitree IDs for the wife and children. For example, for the wife it has [[Woode- |Rose Woode]] with just a blank space after "Woode-"; it should actually be [[Woode-4|Rose Woode]].
by Anonymous Geschwind G2G6 Mach 8 (82.0k points)
selected by Melanie Paul
Okay, thank you both for the explanations. Can I make profiles for those people whose names are in red?

Can I make profiles for those people whose names are in red?


IF they don't already exist, yes.  

If they do already exist, as C-H showed for at least one of them, you'll just need to put the ID# in the right place. 

Thank you Melanie.

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