Colloboration on Bandy tree (Geo Thom S & Barney and family)

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Hello, I'm new here and not sure of how to go about the collaboration process. I've connected my grandmother to the tree, but I've noticed some confusion (and duplicates) with the family. I'm willing to do the work of merging, but I don't want to step on any toes, as well as making sure I'm following good processes. I don't have premium access to records on other sites, so its still difficult for me to view and research sources properly.

Where's the best place to make notes that others can see in order to collaborate on some proposed changes.

First, I've made a mistake with my grandmother's birth place. Apparently its not what I remember hearing when I was younger, and census sources are conflicting. But I recently found a photo with her handwriting on the back that mentions her birth place. If I upload those photos, is that sufficient source information? Should I revert my last mistaken change before, or just simply continue on with corrected info?

She also has photos of a few relatives with names (mostly nicknames) in her handwriting, that helps link a few profiles together, I think. So my second question involves merging what I believe are duplicate records (I'll list the details out later)

My biggest mistake so far (but only in my own local tree, so far) was inadvertently combining two people into one (now clearer based on cited sources here), her grandmother (and step-grandmother, apparently).

Let me start with identifying my grandmother's profile: (oh, linked in the form, I think)

But my real question, for now, is where and how best to write collaboration notes (and maybe, who'd like to help collaborate with me :) )?

-- Dennis
WikiTree profile: Lena Wheeler
in The Tree House by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (493k points)

2 Answers

+1 vote
You can leave messages on the profiles or you can email the other managers.  

A picture of someone that clearly identifies where they were born is a better source than most.  Census records, etc. can rely on someone the family barely knows giving information.
by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (180k points)
Thank you.

I don't like filling my email inbox with many private and unorganized conversations, and having to repeat the same discussions between different people. Its awkward.

Adding discussions to profiles is ok, but still disjointed, as research often crosses and connects so many profiles at once.

I think I've answered my own question with the discovery of Name Space Study pages. Or, I've even just today come across a less advertized Family Mysteries page (but I don't yet see where those are indexed or searchable -- and maybe those are more limited than I need?).
+2 votes
Dennis, you mention not having premium access to records -- don't forget familysearch.org.  Free, and tons of records.
by Nan Starjak G2G6 Pilot (237k points)

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