How can I contribute pre 1500 data

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I am still waiting on my pre-1500 badge.

How can I though contribute data of my ancestors with already exsisting profiles in WikiTree born before 1500
in The Tree House by Hans-Peter Berger G2G Crew (970 points)
recategorized by Eowyn Walker
Best way might be to put your data on a free space page and post links in message boxes on relevant profiles.

Message boxes can disappear, but you won't have lost anything that's hard to find.
Good Idea.  Might be especially helpful as a research reference where you could add other research items for the families as a whole.
Thank you Horace,

that's really a great idea.

So I now start to collect data

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I have questioned my own findings of 1500s records, so I have a question regarding your question: How does one know with certainty that every ancestor choice/finding is completely accurate in order to get to these more chronologically remote (British and European) ancestors? I've been going slowly after I found them to reconsider my original choices but in some instances, not enough corroborating data seems to be there. I sometimes want to, as if by magic, say with determination "Be there!" but the facts don't hear me at times.

Plus: past the 6th or 7th generation, all the findings are reputed to be genealogically irrelevant though historically interesting and perhaps psychologically encouraging.

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by Roberta Burnett G2G4 (4.5k points)
Do you mean genetically irrelevant?  That is a possibility - a probability that increases with each generation.   But it is never genealogically irrelevant as long as the paper trail is solid, even if it is 20+ generations back.   In fact, those extremely old ones that are proven are considered genealogical gold.
Mikey--Krikey! Yes, of course I meant "genetically irrelevant"! The fingers fly faster than the brain. Thanks for catching my error.

Yes, I agree that those older records are extremely strong--great record keepers they because lineage mattered. I responded to them as treasures; now you're suggesting they are. Good enough!  But In my tree's lines, I have two maternal lines that lead back to the English royalty &/or courts. I then began to doubt my accuracy in choices after about the mid 1800s or a bit earlier. Being a well trained "tight reader" and researcher in other subjects, genealogical searches might seem "easy" but they are not.
Lately I've been asking questions more than answering or answering correctly. You all have been patient to very patient with me. Should I just stop writing for a while and instead read and study your interesting and intellectually intricate responses?
Keep writing!  Not only do you write comprehensibly, you even spell and use punctuation correctly, something that is becoming rare. :)

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