Is there an official process for dealing with the many thousands of Unlinked, Unsourced, orphaned profiles that arrived in early gedcom dumps?
Managing to identify who some are, and at least add source(s) and note who parents are, in hopes of eventually connecting them to the big tree, but many I just close and pass over because:
1. Not a single source or google hit for anyone by that name.
2. Name is unique enough to find sources, that are no doubt for this profile, but the person was born in mid to late 1900’s and find no source for their death, so likely still living.
3. There are dozens of people by that name and no way of knowing which one this profile was intended to be.
4. The profile is for an “Unknown “ first name and a fairly common last name – could be anyone.
Have no idea what to do with the #1’s and #2’s, but would it be appropriate to merge away the #’3’s and #4’s with anyone else by that last name, that is connected to the big tree?