What is the best thing to do with profiles of people that don't exist?

+5 votes
I adopted the profiles of 3 'sisters' who didn't exist.  What's the procedure for this type of thing? Do I leave them? Merge them with a same name? Re-orphan them?

Thank you.



in Policy and Style by Ann Trueworthy G2G1 (1.7k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway

2 Answers

+5 votes
Best answer
I don't know id this is any help but it is all I could think of:

You could merge them into another female Howe or you could keep them available for when you need a Howe profile. Changing the sex would probably not be a problem.
by Rosemary Jones G2G6 Pilot (244k points)
selected by Ann Trueworthy
You could also add Category:Recycle_Unknowns to them.
+3 votes
If they are likely to get recreated by an uninformed user then I'd keep them and add the {{questionable}} template with an explanation in the bio.
by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (816k points)

Related questions

+7 votes
1 answer
94 views asked Aug 30, 2016 in Genealogy Help by Vern Howe G2G2 (2.7k points)
+11 votes
3 answers
+6 votes
2 answers
+2 votes
2 answers
38 views asked Oct 26 in The Tree House by Janice Sutherland G2G6 Mach 5 (55.6k points)
+2 votes
2 answers
+4 votes
2 answers
+2 votes
1 answer
68 views asked Jun 17 in Genealogy Help by R Rudduck G2G Crew (690 points)

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright