I've suggested people to the "Notables" category, I haven't had a response. They have a wikipedia page.

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WikiTree profile: Smith-81423
in Policy and Style by Living Smith G2G1 (1.9k points)
retagged by Abby Glann

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LIsa, you can add the notables category yourself, if the profile is open, by adding {{Notables}} to the profile. This also adds the category. Or try contacting one of the leaders by sending a private message or leaving a message on their profile. [Bob Fields, Abby Glann, and Erin Breen 


by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Doug Lockwood
Hello, Anne  and all-

Lisa has a point. Folks trying to "get up to speed" about a subject will quickly enter cursory information into a search-engine like Google. They will then frequently land upon a Wikipedia article for their preliminary information.

As all of you know, Wikitree entries do show up easily via this same search-strategy.In fact, Googling my name was how I found Wikitree to begin with. My profile on Wikitree needed a bit of correcting so, voila, I was " hooked." (Cousin Bait worked, you might say.)

What is less likely to occur is that a great Wikitree Notable  profile "swims" to the surface in a sea of information about a well-known person. It would be nice if Wikitree's profile offering were right up there at the top after such a search. Our "stuff" is as good, as accurate and as timely as most Wikipedia articles, after all.

So can the "behind-the-scenes" engineers work to make this happen. Try Googling "Karl Benz" or "Jefferson Davis" without using special boolean filter words to see what I mean. I think the potential for Wikitree "expansion" into mainstream searches is enormous1

Thanks. Catch you on the tree...
Thankyou, previously adding the notables myself didn't work, so I was told on this forum that I had to contact a leader.  Contacting Bob hasn't seemed to have worked either, I will try the other leaders names that you've given me.


Lisa Smith
Or any of us other industrious team members, if you like. I'd be more than happy to help out with any notables you want to point out, even if it's just a double-check to ensure your're on the right track.
Thankyou very much Scott, however I seemed to have overcome the difficulties that I had been experiencing - by adding notables myself.

Kindly appreciated

Lisa Smith
I just used the {{Notables}} on Yauch-25, but it did not automatically add the category; I had to manually add the category.

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