DBE wikidata suggestions - glitching?

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The latest batch of DBEs concerning wikidata have an oddity - most all of the suggested dates are the same day & month, and when trying to track where the suggestion came from, the citation in wikidata is to the WikiTree profile... which so far I've found does not & never has used the date cited.

Anyone know what's going on?
in Genealogy Help by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (466k points)
You must provide some examples.

555 Wikidata - Different birth date Help (Difficulty: Intermediate) Eyremongre-1
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30 Nov 1679 Elizabeth Jane Jane Major (Eyremongre) aka Ironmonger uncertain 1680 King and Queen County, Virginia uncertain 1775 New Kent County, Virginia Female image Durrough-11
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Culver-805
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Q107567492 Jane Major (1680-1775) 30 Nov 1679 30 Nov 1774 female

558 Wikidata - Different death date Help (Difficulty: Intermediate) Gains-19
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30 Nov 1684 Elizabeth Ironmonger (Gains) aka Gaines, Iremonger uncertain 1663 Rappahannock, Virginia uncertain 1685 Essex, Virginia Female image Bowden-363
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556 Wikidata - Empty death date Help (Difficulty: Intermediate) Kynaston-11
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30 Nov 2 Mary Kynaston after 1465 uncertain England not living uncertain Female image WikiTree-36
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Keniston-36
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Q105814260 Mary Kynaston (1465-) 30 Nov 1464 30 Nov 2 female
Q99191395 Elizabeth (1663-1685) 30 Nov 1662 30 Nov 1684 female
555 Wikidata - Different birth date Help (Difficulty: Intermediate) Gains-19
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30 Nov 1662 Elizabeth Ironmonger (Gains) aka Gaines, Iremonger uncertain 1663 Rappahannock, Virginia uncertain 1685 Essex, Virginia Female image Bowden-363
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Q99191395 Elizabeth (1663-1685) 30 Nov 1662 30 Nov 1684 female
558 Wikidata - Different death date Help (Difficulty: Intermediate) Eyremongre-1
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30 Nov 1774 Elizabeth Jane Jane Major (Eyremongre) aka Ironmonger uncertain 1680 King and Queen County, Virginia uncertain 1775 New Kent County, Virginia Female image Durrough-11
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Culver-805
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Wiatt-12
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Q107567492 Jane Major (1680-1775) 30 Nov 1679 30 Nov 1774 female

2 Answers

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Data in row with WikiTreeID link is from WikiTree and that data strictly follows privacy settings on wikitree. That mean 1960s for private profiles and exact date on public or open profile.

Date in the row with WikiData (Q123456) link is filled with the entry from wikidata as it is entered there and has nothing to do with wikitree. Date in Info column is also from wikidata for WikiData suggestions. Same goes for FindAGrave suggestions.
by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (576k points)

I understand that one row has information from the WikiTree profile and the next has information from wikidata. What I'm saying is that the information in wikidata - when you go to the wikidata page to see what source, if any, it cites, shows that the date is from the WikiTree profile. For example...

from wikidata for Elizabeth Gaines (was Gains-19). Until I added a research note about it, Gains-19 - now https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Unknown-575351 - had never mentioned a date of birth of 1662, much less 30 November 1662.

date of birth

30 November 1662Gregorian

Mary Kynaston - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kynaston-11 - is another example. Her WikiTree profile has birth of "aft.1465" and no death date.

https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q105814260 for cites Kynaston-11 for birth:

30 November 1464Gregorian

And although the wikidata entry doesn't have a death date, the DBE suggestion shows that it does: 30 Nov 2

1 Jan is not actually a date in most cases. WikiData returns that date even if only a year is entered.

About the references on WikiData, I don't have anything to do with them. They are as someone entered it.

I do intend to populate the references with relations and dates, but I don't know when that will be done.
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I noticed the same earlier this week for https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Delves-254. There is a birth date on Wikidata which claims to have come from WikiTree, although WikiTree has no such date and never has had. I marked the Suggestions as false.
by Stephen Heathcote G2G6 Mach 2 (21.0k points)

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