Julie, hi, and as a long timer in our work here, your comments are greatly respected.
In this continuing matter of patronymics and LNAB when no name exists, I wholly agree with KEN ELSTEIN, on Jan. 13 above: ". . .these are issues that need to be addressed by Wikitree, if it is to fulfill its mission." To omit whole, linked generations and to say essentially, "we can't figure out how to do that" and then to let the matter go is, it seems, to let the One-World idea go.
The normal response, "No way to do that Now" may be "correct," but it's not useful. Our leaders must turn to linguistic and computer technicians, especially those young new ones not doing genealogy now --like the young Japanese Phd's who discovered the invisible rooms in the tomb of KHUFU near Cairo, Egypt. Their minds were completely affixed on the newest methods for research--and of course the old-school archaeologists resisted their results until they couldn't any more. Their work was a breakthrough, and this DIFFICULT instance of ours needs one.
--Our problem becomes then, to whom would we turn who have those brilliant, young brains who have some "extra" time to work on it? WHERE are they, and WHAT could be the right first research question that all good scientists use to start a project? WHO will approach them and WHO will follow through with them?
Until this string of events is energized by human initiative, our trees will stop producing desired long-term results and become archaic before their time. Our primary reason for being will die in a natural erosion.
Will all of us with knowledge bases that lead us to find these new minds SPEAK UP, ASK AROUND among these "outsiders," and start us more powerfully toward these breakthroughs.
(My apologies here to those who don't like CHANGE.)