What to do about the lost father of Mary Weeks-89 ? [closed]

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What to do about the lost father of Mary Weeks-89 ?  Her profile was created 26 Jan 2011 from gedcom which also created Sarah Kipp-14.  It appears that the next event was 13 Sept 2014 when vanderpooten-1 merged Weeks-90 into Hadley-826.  Trolling back through the vanderpooten-1 contributions - it appears that the a bad merge was made and that Hadley-826 should be James Weeks-90.

The [[Category:Bad Merge]] message on Hadley-826 says NO CHANGES unless ARBORIST or LEADER and there is also a proposed merge which would muddied perhaps for ever lose the existence of James Weeks-90.
WikiTree profile: Mary Frost
closed with the note: Profiles fixed
in Policy and Style by Sheila x G2G6 Mach 2 (29.3k points)
closed by Robin Lee

3 Answers

+1 vote
It looks like a new James Weeks should be created. Are there sources that show he is Mary's father?

Here's a source that appears to show James' birth, his parentage, and marriage to Sarah Kipp: [https://books.google.com/books?id=2xpGAAAAMAAJ&dq=weekes+genealogy&q=Sarah+Kipp#v=snippet&q=Sarah%20Kipp&f=false ''History and Genealogy of the Cock, Cocks, Cox Family''], page 388. It doesn't go into any detail about James' marriage or marriage, though.
by S Willson G2G6 Pilot (113k points)
edited by S Willson
+1 vote
As an Arborist, I have never come across a category " Bad merge". Frankly, it is meaningless; it is not a category that in my opinion should be posted, but, rather the the due process of the merge consideration should be sufficient.

In this instance, a pending merge of [[Hadley-826]] & [[Hadley-263]] is proposed. A common denominator is Sarah Kipp, and little other information to support a merge. I have therfore rejected the merge but offered it as postponed.

I have also left the the "bad merge" category templete in place.!!
by R W G2G6 Pilot (258k points)

Ron I created the bad merge category when I was Arborisst project leader in conjunction with a sys/op to help our project keep track of merge issues. 

This category aids us in keeping track of bad merges we're trying to untangle or correct. Maintenance category is posted on the Arborists project pages.

Merge consideration is not sufficient enough for bad merges. The changes log needs to be thoroughly investigated. Ensuring correct information ends up in the final profile and creation of new profile (if needed). 

Profiles involved in a bad merge should have the category & Arborists should use the category. Maintenance category link is posted on the Arborists project pages.

+1 vote
This profile is fixed, father recreated, and mother added.   Other profiles involved have also been fixed.
by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (615k points)

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