Re Barbara Gordon of Newton profile, please replace me as manager.

+1 vote
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On 16 Jun 2021 Fletcher Trice wrote on Gordon_of_Newton-1:

Someone changed this profile from when I created it. It is incorrect. The person who edited this profile was: 4 Jun 2021 16:46: Robin Lee edited the data for Barbara Gordon of Newton (abt.1596-abt.1650). (added need for primary sources per Pre-1700 certification) [Thank Robin for this]

WikiTree profile: Barbara Gordon
in Genealogy Help by Fletcher Trice G2G2 (2.2k points)

3 Answers

+6 votes

The only thing that was added to that profile, was the stickers at the top, which are stating that it is unsourced, which makes everything uncertain.  Pre-1700 profiles are not supposed to be created unless they have 'Reliable Sources' included

The birth date is estimated since the date on the top does not match the date in the biography.  When an Estimated Date is included, the profile should use the {{Estimated Date}} template so everyone knows the Date is estimated. 

You changed the Birth date in the top part on May 13 from 1591 to 1596 but you did not change the biography (lower part) at the same time.  Reviewing the Changes Log, you can see who has changed anything and what they have changed. 

by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (532k points)
edited by Linda Peterson

See also this page from the Scotland Project https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Scotland_-_Reliable_Sources

+4 votes

Hi Fletcher,

You may want to read this New Member Help. The only person who made changes on the profile it's self was you. Tags were added for Projects Leaders etc., but those have nothing to do with the unsourced information in the profile. You may also want to read this Sources FAQ.

Why would you want someone to replace you as the PM? You created the profile, so it must be important. If you stick with it, I promise you will learn so much by completing this profile. There are a bunch of Mentors and just plain ole good people on WikiTree that will help you learn how to complete this profile with cited sources, and a bio. Don't give up! 

Loretta

by Loretta Corbin G2G6 Pilot (166k points)
0 votes
Does this profile refer to the same comment left on https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Johnston-495#comment_5649670

Not sure if I might be confusing things a bit.
by Esmé van der Westhuizen G2G6 Pilot (125k points)
Based on that comment and profile, I have proposed several merges.  There are many people in those family lines that have been duplicated, not all of which are new profiles.

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