Un-sourced profiles

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I would like some of you sourcing experts to look at Barnes-1444.  I understand how that Unsourced Category gets created.  Is it solely the responsibility of the trusted list to remove it.  Other than a BAD marriage date and location which are the result of the merge, I consider this profile fully sourced.  Experts, PLEASE weigh in.
WikiTree profile: Jehu Barnes
in Policy and Style by Anonymous Barnes G2G6 Mach 3 (32.7k points)

 North Carolina admission to the Union 21 November 1789. Joined Confederacy 21 May 1861 (8th). Restored to the Union 4 July 1868. I would put his Birth as CSA instead of United States or USA.

I'm not an expert, but my opinion is that Profile Managers have the primary responsibility for managing profiles (see how that works!). Secondary responsibility for cleaning up from a merge should fall on whoever proposed the merge - just my 2¢ there.

As one of the PMs for Jehu's profile, you have the right (and responsibility, if you agree with my opinion) to clean up the bio/sources errors and duplications. You are free to remove the Unsourced tag any time.

Since the profile is open, I could even do it myself!

 

Thank You.

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In this case the unsourced rode in with the merged profile. Yes it is adequately sourced.

You should remove the duplicate information from the merged profile (It should have been done at the time of the merge). So remove

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{{Unsourced}}
== Biography ==

== Sources ==

Keep this "IN: Parke;  Will dated 25 Mar 1833" but I would change it to Will dated 25 Mar 1833, in Parke County, Indiana.

 

 

by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Anonymous W
To further answer your question. It is the responsibility of whoever adds a source to the profile to remove the {{Unsourced}}

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