Can I add historical accounts to other's profiles?

+9 votes
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 Feb 1 in Policy and Style by Laurie Banta G2G1 (1,570 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:

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 Feb 2 by Melona Gallagher G2G1 (1,210 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 Feb 2 by Victoria Surr G2G4 (4,790 points)

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