Should Elias Nankivell be detached from these parents?

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The proposed parents of [[Nankivell-23|Elias Nankivell]] 1720-1799 of St. Agnes, Cornwall, do not have sources that would attach them to him. I have done a review of the limited sources I have available to me, including my paid membership at, and I'm not finding anything. Can anyone help find sources?

His familysearch profile is at .

 I believe that this link should be taken out unless sources can be provided. Please let me know your thoughts.

WikiTree profile: Elias Nankivell
in Genealogy Help by Deb Gunther G2G6 Mach 1 (14.3k points)

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I would add a note stating that a baptism record cannot be found, and the parents need to be verified. I'd also mark the parents as uncertain. Someone may have a family bible or will, or some other source.

I note that there are some sources on the profile from the Cornwall OPC database, and the only information is a link to the record. The Cornwall OPC site expressly states that people should not link to the record, as these change when the database is updated. As an example, I would suggest something like this when sourcing from the Cornwall OPC database, containing sufficient information so that people can search for and be certain that they are looking at the same record:

Baptisms Database (Cornwall OPC Database, : accessed 2 Oct 2020), baptism transcript for Ford, Richard, (Baptism Date: 4 May 1842, Father: Richard, Occupation: miner, Mother: Jennifer, Residence: Newlin East, Location: Redruth).

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