How to document all the dead ends

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First, I want to thank [Watt-266|Vic Watt] for all the research done on my great great grandfather, who is one of my brick walls.   But, it brings to mind a question on how to document all the dead ends within the write up on the profile, so that others are aware of all of the research already done.   I am going to take all the possible births she listed and do a write up under each one about who the person is, and the facts to prove that they are not my great grandfather.   I could have saved Vic a lot of effort if I had just done something similar.   I have also gone through all the immigration records and still have not found him.  Any ideas on how to do show this documentation within the profile?   Should we create a specific heading that people would look for?

 

See related discussion....http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/149108/do-you-like-hitting-your-head-against-a-brick-wall
WikiTree profile: John Becker
in Policy and Style by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (589k points)
edited by Robin Lee

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If you could find any additional information where in Hessen-Darmstadt he was from one could try to get some church records. otherwise it is like looking for a needle in the haystack (see this map of the territory: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landgrafschaft_Hessen-Darmstadt#/media/File:HD_1789.png)

by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (496k points)
I have been trying to focus on finding his immigration record for just that reason.

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