Why do we still have Multiple Unknown Stewart profiles

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Can Someone please sort out the following profiles:- Unknown Stewart-102,103,106,107,108 &109. They have the same parents, same DOD.

Merges have been proposed but PM says these cannot be merged as they are different stillborns.

The profiles are of no use and stillborns can be covered in a note on the parents profile.

Please can this be sorted?
WikiTree profile: Unknown Stewart
in The Tree House by Allan Stuart G2G6 Mach 2 (20.4k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
Four very good answers confirming my thoughts however my question "Please can this be sorted" still remains unanswered, any volunteers?

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These profiles were added as part of a gedcom upload back in 2010, before our current requirements for sourcing were in place. The ones that I looked at do not have any sources at all and could benefit from someone who is of the same family taking a hand and cleaning it up.

For future reference, the preferred name for a stillborn infant or one who dies shortly after birth is "Unnamed Infant."
by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (452k points)
selected by Deb Durham
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Some members feel that it's important to document stillborn infants. If the profile manager has evidence for 5 different unnamed stillborn infants, it would be nice if he could provide some information about the situation, with sources, in these profiles. The current profiles are meaningless.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
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If there is a record of the birth/death of a stillborn child, it is of value to the researcher.  This provides a date, time and place for the parents and rest of family.  There are so few records for women in the past - these records would help provide more background on the family.

What if the stillbirth was caused or part of a major event in the community? or there were details in the local paper?

Maybe change the name to Stillborn Stewart?
by Meghan Dewhurst- Conroy G2G6 Mach 2 (22.9k points)
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It appears to me that these profiles are based solely on the 1900 census record where the mother is listed as being the mother of 15 with 9 living. If that is the only evidence, I would say any profiles that don't have additional proof of some sort should probably be merged. The info in the census could be noted in her bio. The profiles don't add anything without dates.
by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1m points)

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