How to sort out a truly mixed portion of a tree ?.

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Hello: I am a long time MARKHAM researcher. In this region of the tree I am currently wanting to edit etc., is so mixed away from the basic book value, father and son having same wives, all the offspring being mixed up between them and their sons etc. Some also goes just before the 1500 limit too where I also want to make some edits. I can't do much until this is straightened out. It is a fair amount of changes to put this back to basic book value. Can I just go ahead and swing this whole portion of the tree around to known book value, and there are several different profile managers here too. I don't think most of these profile managers would be MARKHAM researchers as such. The Markham Memorials book value is quite extensive and quite clear for the most part, in this region, as to who is who. Now what ?. Cheers - Bart...
WikiTree profile: John Markham
in Genealogy Help by Bart Simon G2G2 (2.2k points)
reshown by Eowyn Walker

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Hi Bart.  Although I am not a Markham Researcher, I applaud your initiative.  I have done a couple of "projects" similar to this and have a few "organizational shortcut" suggestions already in place. (Hindsight is 20-20)..   If you want more, send me a private message.

1.  Develop a couple of "generic" messages - one for Profile Posts (max limit) and another for Private Message (longer) Send to all profile managers explaining who you are and what you are trying to do; recruit them to help you; invite response on any concerns, questions, or if they need further explanation.  (You could do this with a trusted list request and use as a followup to determine active vs inactive)

2.  Define a "Project" for your early profiles (to about 1700-1725) and/or category(s) (for all)

3.  Search out your dups and initiate merges to lowest LNAB (be sure to check undated profiles also and/or insert DateGuess)

4.  Make a template you can copy/paste with generic info like project, category, vitals, and source(s)

5.  Start with earliest profile and work down - spouses, all children, etc.(search for these - may already be on Wikitree - unattached or incorrect)

Good Luck.  If you need more specifics, let me know.

Regards, Sandy
by Sandy Edwards G2G6 Mach 7 (73.1k points)

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