Location unknown

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The activities feed I receive has dozens of profiles to check every day, but I find it frustrating when so often the birth and death and marriage are noted as "location unknown". It would be helpful at least to know a country, or even a continent, and this would save searching dozens of profiles that take me no-where. Is it against wikitree policy for profile managers to make a reasonable guess at a country, with the proviso that they do not mark it as definite?
in Policy and Style by Alistair Orton G2G6 (7.9k points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry
Sorry. I did not realise this question had been raised in 2012.

So now the question is, how can we encourage people to add a likely country of birth, even if they do not know the exact location?
Hopefully, your post will remind/clue in some people.

1 Answer

+4 votes

Suggestion

If you have a best guess add it and mark it uncertain. Add a Research Note section telling you have done a best guess...  based on... no sources available...

Example of a creating a Research Notes section and get a timestamp when you added the comment (using ~~~~) 

== Research Note ==
'''~~~~''' Added location xxxx as a best guess based on parents location. :::Please update location if you have better evidences for other facts and don't forget also adding the sources to the profile. Thanks for helping 
 

by Living Sälgö G2G6 Pilot (275k points)

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