How to add children to a parent who is only editable by the manager?

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I’ve just sent a request to add a daughter for George James Howard (1843 - 1911) Howard-2896

and I note with trepidation that there was a request made  on December 29, 2014 to add a son which has not been actioned yet.  Does anyone know if the manager Ed Burke is still active?

I would be willing to adopt the file as it leads from the Howards via the Edens, Jolliffes and Asquiths to my Horner family.
WikiTree profile: George Howard
in The Tree House by Carl Horner G2G5 (5.6k points)

3 Answers

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Best answer

Noting that (a) there's nothing here to protect (b) the PM has never touched the profile, I think the answer is just to have it unlocked.

Apparently he was a painter as well as being an Earl and an MP.  Boring pictures though.


by Living Horace G2G6 Pilot (647k points)
selected by Carl Horner
Thanks RJ, that sounds interesting. How should I go about having it unlocked, please?

 I didn't know of his paintings, you've opened a new world to me; look again at the botanical detail, the precision of delineation, the character he brings to his trees growing in thin sloping soil, staunch but bent against the wind in the hills, the balance of geometries, his subtle handling of misty light and shade, the perspective of the distant sky-lines. For me he captures a dramatic sense of reality, turning the everydayness of the common-place into vibrant living landscapes where you almost feel the breeze on your face. Or maybe it's just the way I look at them?
I was hoping he'd be one of those who painted nudes
Try William Adolphe Bougereau, Luis Royo, John William Waterhouse,  Arthur Hacker, or for that oriental flavour, Hashiguchi Goyo or Kitigawa Utamaro for some extremely well painted studies. But look at the style and detail, appreciate the masterly work.

Cheers, Carl
Thanks RJ ~ it has now been unlocked.

+4 votes
Have you tried to send a request to become a trusted person on the profile? I hesitate to ask since the children request was done but if the profile does not show up on the orphaned list then it won't be adoptable and being added to the trusted list would allow you to make changes to the profile as well.
by Christine Preston G2G6 Mach 6 (66.8k points)
Thanks Christine, I will do that as well.
+5 votes
The profile manager was last active in December.  I would give it a few weeks for a response, and then go the Unresponsive Profile Manager route.
by Nan Starjak G2G6 Pilot (390k points)
Thanks Nan, I'll bear that in mind.

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