Adding an Unknown's surname

+5 votes
I have the correct surname for Unknown-236479 but there are so many warnings about adding it. She is the mother of one of the profiles I have adopted. Help please
WikiTree profile: Francesca Hood
asked in Policy and Style by Jean Price G2G6 (8.2k points)
recategorized by Keith Hathaway

2 Answers

+3 votes
If you have the correct LNAB do not hesitate. :) As long you can source it with a reliable source - go Jean. :D
answered by Astrid Spaargaren G2G6 Pilot (140k points)
I agree with Astrid.

This woman hasn't had much documentation until now. Thanks for researching her and improving WikiTree by adding good documentation.
Thank you but it seems I do not have permission to change her name. (Unless the wait for 2 minutes really means wait overnight).
Are you the profile manager?  Only the profile manager can change the last name at birth.
Thank you again. This time I have been able to put in her LNAB and everything seems to be okay.
@JCrook: For future reference, anyone on the Trusted List can change an LNAB.
If that's true, it must have changed since the last time I encountered the situation when I couldn't change an LNAB.  But whatever.
Thank you Ellen, I did not know this.  Just tried all variations and you are of course correct.  Appreciate you sharing the tip.
A change of LNAB is a type of merge, so it has the same permission as merging.
+1 vote
Since the source for her birth name and identity of her father is not online, it would be good to quote the relevant portion of the source in the citation. Actually, it's good practice to quote the source whether or not it's online.
answered by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (612k points)

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