I recently discovered my relation to the Reverend John Lothropp, who came over as part of the Puritan Great Migration, and founded Barnstable, Massachusetts. In the course of adding to wikitree, I found that he is in fact a rather notable ancestor and several branches of his lineage are well researched and published. As such, there are several profiles that need to be merged - none of which I manage currently. I picked up an orphaned profile for his grandson Israel (my direct line), and merged my tree to it, then stopped poking at it once I realized the scope of what I was running into.
Does the PGM group have a wiki supervisor member who can assist with the process of marking a profile as Historically Significant? Rev John has a wikipedia page, and with the creation of the PGM user group I think he qualifies. I am not sure I'm qualified to be the overall profile manager, but I'm willing to do some of the legwork of locating profiles and so forth.
Does anyone have any tips on managing a large merge effort like this? With his lineage published back 8 generations, and published forward into other HSAs, I'm rather expecting there to be quite a lot of generations to be merged. I'm assuming the European Aristocrats ran into these issues already.
As a starting point, I'm going to suggest Lothropp-2 as the base profile - based on what I've found so far, Lothropp is probably the Most Correct LNAB (and is what wikipedia uses), although most of the profiles to be merged are Lathrop or Lothrop.