Can someone please help me to add a cousin to my Trusted List?

+2 votes
I have him on my tree. But he signed up I attempted a merge but the names aren't close enough I guess.  on mine he is Cook-19629 on his he is   Van_Vranken-49. Your help is greatly appreciated.
WikiTree profile: Grant Van Vranken
in WikiTree Tech by Rebekah Mandina G2G2 (2.8k points)
edited by Chris Whitten
Hi Rebekah,

You might not need to merge both profiles. Take a look to this post:
The adoption template might be added to both profiles:
If your cousin signed up as Van Vranken, perhaps that is how he wants to be included here.  I think an adoptee has the choice and the opportunity to include applicable links in this profile.

Have you discussed it with him?

I have a cousin who was adopted by her grandparents. She wants that to be the relationship that is recorded here.
don't know what you are implying there but I would certainly never do what I think you just suggested..
I wasn't implying anything........only suggesting that a living person might have chosen the name and relationship he prefers to use.

Please don't be offended.

1 Answer

+3 votes
To merge, go to the bottom of the profile page.  There is a link that says Initiate a merge.  Click on that. Merge the Van Vrankin profile into the Cook profile.  After you propose the merge, your cousin will have to approve it.  


If you cousin already has his adoptive family attached to him, he will have to change his parents to the Cooks.  Then in the bio, he can write that he was adopted by the Van Vrankens and link to them in the story.
by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (181k points)
Thank you so much

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