How do you work with suggestions to try to clear discrepancies-

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I haven't been on here in so long, it would be easier to verbally talk to someone as I am trying to figure out what I am supposed to do.
in WikiTree Help by Sego Berg G2G1 (1.1k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

Hello, Sego. smiley

I added the tag data_doctors to your question so that it will get the attention of the members who can best advise you about suggestions.

I have a couple uncommon middle names

1-James Mercias Brown as it is on my marriage cert. His daughter says it is Marcus. I tore the house apart looking for my husband's BC to verify but couldn't find it.

2-Deborah Birsall Smith married to William Brown. This is the only name I have for her. I have a slight memory of seeing a Birdsall spelling but don't remember where or if it would have been correct. I don't have any parents for her and my searching skills are lacking.

On the FS Familytree, her middle name is also Birsall.
Deborah Birsall Smith (1804–1863) | Person | Family Tree | FamilySearch

2 Answers

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It might also be helpful to check out the data doctor videos. You can find a link to the videos here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Data_Doctors#Video_Tutorials

There's also a link to help on every suggestion.

If you have questions about a specific suggestion, come back to the forum and let us know.

Hope that helps!

by Peggy Watkins G2G6 Pilot (163k points)
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One of your suggestions is

747 Unique name in Middle Name 

Which is pointing you to look at the middle name/s

Is it misspelt- then edit it and save. Then say corrected on the status page, add short explanation and save.

Is it just an unusual name that you have a record for - then mark it false suggestion on the status page (don’t say not corrected or it will pop up next week) add short explanation and save.

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

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