Adopted an orphan that had family roots to me now what?

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I am definitely a newbie.  I think I'm becoming more newbie than less as I try to put my family (Smith) together.

 There was a profile that I thought needed merged and as I was looking for it's id I noticed it was orphaned. So I thought ok adopt it.

1. I already had a profile i started with.  Immediately after adoption I can't find my original (OK cause I was going to merge them). Does the adoption process automatically merge?

2.  The date of birth is in the 1600's, do I have to coordinate or what? I am working on too many family projects and probably wouldn't be able to give it the time it might need.
WikiTree profile: Margaretha Schmidt
in Policy and Style by Jerri Pierpont G2G1 (1.4k points)
recategorized by Keith Hathaway

Hi Jerri... nice to meet you.  Welcome to WikiTree :)

1. No, merges will not happen automatically when you adopt.  Merges must be manually entered.

2. You can find all of the profiles you manage (and more) on your WatchList:  http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:WatchedList&p=12389346

Another very useful list is Contributions:  http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Contributions&who=Smith-98130

I hope this helps.  Have a great day!

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Schmidt-6163

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Schmidt-6190

I don't know about Margaretha, there doesn't seem to be a duplicated for her, but the two above look the same.

Are these the same? Has some of the same siblings.

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Utz-154

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Utz-156

 

Looks like they are siblings to me. Maria has the father attached, Margaretha has the mother attached. Look at sibling Michael, he has both parents attached.

I suppose her name might be Maria Margaretha, but I wouldn't merge them without some evidence, one way or the other

I looked harder today and there are a lot of similarities but there are many differences also.  I'm thinking it could be 1/2 siblings, Mixed

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Utz-154

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Utz-156

Since I am not sure should I just leave it alone?

Thank you for pointing this out to me.  I did an unmatched ... I will have to do some research to decide what information is right...
Thank you so much!
Yes an unmerged match is ok. I would note the concerns in the biography.

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Hello, Jerri!

I don't think your second question was addressed. If I read it correctly, you are asking about editing privileges for pre-1700 and pre-1500 profiles.

Since you are pre-1700 certified, you can edit open profiles back to 1500; but you would need pre-1500 certification to go back any further (or to assist in error correction for typos that have a pre-1500 date - seems to happen a lot!!).

Without pre-1500 certification, you would need to request help - or coordination, as you put it. But don't worry - we WikiTreers are always ready and willing to help each other when needed!
by Lindy Jones G2G6 Pilot (205k points)

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