PGM: Can we project protect Rebecca Clarke Wheelock?

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I've been meaning to ask this for awhile...Rebecca's husband Ralph Wheelock is project protected, but he acquired some erroneous step children through a gedcom upload because Rebecca's profile wasn't protected. (They have been removed).

Not sure what the standard is for project protection, but thought I would ask...
WikiTree profile: Rebecca Wheelock
asked in Policy and Style by M Cole G2G6 Mach 2 (20.2k points)

2 Answers

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Best answer
She's certainly PGM, so project-protecting her as PGM makes sense -- and is the only standard a profile needs  to meet for project-protection.

Note, though, that project-protecting her wouldn't protect against spurious children or bad edits.  What it does do is protect her LNAB and her parents -- and also documents that Wikitree considers her PGM.

answered by Patricia Hawkins G2G6 Mach 1 (19.8k points)
selected by M Cole
Thank you.  I think it makes sense to protect her.  I'll request to be on the trusted list, so I can help address the other things.

What I do about spurious relative connections is check to see if they're common errors.  Do they show up on lots of public genealogies?  If so, I put a stern note *at the top of each profile* warning that this is a common error, and please don't attach her to them. 

Here's some good examples of  profiles where that's been done.  I prefer to say "erroneous" rather than "disputed"  when the connection is clearly an ERROR rather than an ongoing dispute. 

Susan French-3613 -- died in Britain at age 24, therefore NOT the immigrant wife of John Bridge.  

John Bridge-134 -- had a LOT of spurious connections, including the above Susan.  This is an excellent example of documenting such connections.  (Here they're called "disputed" -- I prefer the franker but harsher "erroneous" for completely unsourced or disproven relatives, but I believe I'm in a minority, so take your pick.)

I notice Susan French-3613 isn't back linked from John Bridge-134, and Elizabeth French-6400 who PROBABLY originated with Susan, doesn't have a comment documenting her likely fictive nature or non-relationship to John -- she also ought to be in the {{Uncertain Existence}} category. 

+2 votes
The requirements for ppp are

And as Patricia said it protects Last name at birth, parents, but does not protect against addition of children or bad edits.
answered by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1m points)

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