Create profiles with limited information or not?

+6 votes
I know that similar questions have been asked before, but not quite the same.

An example: I find a burial record stating only something like “on (date) The mother of Peder Pedersen was buried, aged 84 years” I do not know the name of Peder’s mother, so should I create an “unknown” profile and add the approximate birth year and death date based on this information or should I just write it as a note on Peder’s profile.
in The Tree House by Torben Friberg Sørensen G2G6 Mach 1 (12.7k points)

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+4 votes
Personally, I would put it as a note in Peder's profile.  Then you have that easily available, if later research turns up more information about her.
by Nan Starjak G2G6 Pilot (318k points)

I agree with Nan.

There's one exception: When you have information that two people are siblings, but you know little or nothing about the parents, in order to connect those people as siblings you need to create a profile for one of the parents.

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