Can I add historical accounts to other's profiles?

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In studying the compilations of other noted genealogists, I have come across interesting stories and other significant historical data for ancestors with profiles managed by others. Is it acceptable to add to biographies on profiles managed by others? Should I first ask their permission?
asked in Policy and Style by Laurie Banta G2G1 (1.6k points)

My opinion is we should always communicate first with an active manager before most edits to the profiles in his/her WikiTree stable (watchlist). To me, it is sensible and courteous to give the manager a little "heads up."

The WikiTree policy is that small edits don't require any communication; but for major edits, we should communicate first. Here is the relevant style guide link:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Communication_Before_Editing

And, of course, always cite your source documentation for any major edits (and sometimes for the small edits, too)!

2 Answers

+12 votes
If it’s my Banta profiles, add away!
answered by Melona Gallagher G2G2 (2.4k points)
+7 votes
I love seeing new, sourced, historical data, as well as interesting stories on profiles I manage and follow. Thank you in advance!
answered by Victoria Surr G2G5 (5.1k points)

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