Middle Initial Source

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I've looked in the Changes but I can't find out who added the middle initial 'H' or why. I've never seen that before, anywhere, so I'm curious as to the source...
WikiTree profile: William Dixon
asked in Genealogy Help by Glenn Dixon G2G2 (3k points)

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I looked through the Changes and it looks like this happened when two profiles were merged.  Click on this change for details:

1 Feb 2014:  11:03: Liz (Noland) Shifflett edited the data for William Dixon. (Merged Dickson-606 into Dixon-357)

You may need to find the change related to the other merged profile to find who actually added the middle initial to that other profile.

answered by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (493k points)
selected by Glenn Dixon
Thank you! I looked through a lot of changes and never found that one.
The H. was in the merged profile - see https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Dickson-606&diff=prev&oldid=7661732

The merged profile had been created by Kaye Carter - see https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/500468/rip-mary-kay-kathryn-tryon-carter
Thank you Liz!

I have gone ahead and removed the initial and added a note to go with the change record. If that were ever documented/sourced it would be easy to add back in.

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