Wiki Leaders and Merge Requests

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I'd like to commend Bredehoft-6 specifically and any other wiki leaders for taking responsibility when they are asked to help with merging.  Tom wanted to KNOW how I knew two people were born in the same place.  It was obvious to me - until I spent the day trying to prove it - and found myself blind to some obvious  missed clues.  If we can't prove it, we find a way to explain any conflict or don't use it.    Thanks to WikiTree for Standards, you keep us honest!  You deserve credit for the following quote:

"A man cannot prove a negative, but he has a right to claim that when a man makes an affirmative charge, he must offer some proof to show the truth of what he says. I certainly cannot introduce testimony to show the negative about things, but I have a right to claim that if a man says he 'knows' a thing, then he must show 'how' he knows it. I always have a right to claim this and it is not satisfactory to me that he may be 'conscientious' on the subject."
- 21 Aug 1858
Abraham Lincoln in his first debate with Stephen Douglas.

WikiTree profile: Benjamin Deason
in Policy and Style by Barbara Roesch G2G6 Mach 4 (43.2k points)
edited by Darlene Athey-Hill
Barbara, I've 'tagged' your post with 'leaders' and 'merges' so more people will be aware of it.  Thanks very much for the post!
Thank you Darlene, I was afraid it wasn't in the right place.  You are more than welcome.

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