What to do with family of Anonymous (X) Anonymous

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What to do with a whole family of Anonymous (X) Anonymous? I would think these profiles are perfect examples to add Category: Recycle Unknows but would like to be 100% sure. 

There is a clue of death date and place (Mouhijärvi in Suomi/Finland)  for the profile linked but several people could have died on the same day and I feel there is no chance to find the correct people to add to this tree. 

Edit: added tag


WikiTree profile: Oskar Neronen
asked in The Tree House by Maggie Andersson G2G6 Mach 6 (61.8k points)
retagged by Julie Ricketts
Gosh! With a big tree going back to the 1600s, all nameless.

Although if you look into the changes for them, most (or many) of them were imported with a LNAB, which was meticulously changed into X Y or Z. In 2012. Somebody was clearly not satisfied with the rules of WikiTree.
If there is some info in the change log then another question comes up... Should it be restored??? Since someone made such an effort of erasing the information and adding Anonymous Anonymous they obviously regretted putting their tree online.

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I started this morning to restore some of the data in these profiles, later in the day Isabelle Rassinot  added some more information.

It was not long after that that I came across the full duplicated line of this family with all the correct information captured already.

With the great help of Vesa Saarsito these profiles are now being merged and restored to their full glory.
answered by Esmé van der Westhuizen G2G6 Mach 7 (73.5k points)
selected by Edie Kohutek

Way to go Esmé van der Westhuizen and Vesa Saarsito !!!!!!

Thank you Esmé and Isabelle!
+3 votes
Really cannot be a good use of anyone's precious time to try to reconstruct this.
answered by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Mach 7 (71.1k points)
+2 votes
Since the information is available in Changes, if we decide to restore the profiles, it would make sense, perhaps, to add them to data doctors, like DeCoursey GEDCOM.  Then all the busy bee data doctors could fix them or otherwise deal with them.
answered by J. Crook G2G6 Pilot (145k points)
+2 votes
It is an Unconnected tree, so in the oldest generations, it might be fairly easy to look at the original marriage couple LNAB from the changes tab, and simply find the matches, to connect the tree.

Then it will be easier to find the descendant duplicates, by simply comparing trees.

When the trail of descendant dupes ends, then the more modern descendants can be disconnected and recycled, if nothing easy is found to match.
answered by Steven Mix G2G6 Mach 3 (36.2k points)
Seems like a lot of time to spend with the only goal of merging them away into duplicates - far easier for a sysop to just delete them all.

Well, maybe not so easy as I thought, since it is all in deep Finland, and no connecting roots.

I just did a quick search on the oldest paternal couple, Sorri and Matintytär-22, and I can't find anything. So maybe you are right, and a Sysop should just delete the entire thing, then start fresh, if anybody wants to build it.

They are connected now, Steven, probably thanks to Vesa.

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