Added one person to NNS descendants- Jan Schoonhoven (Schoonover-5) needs LNAB changed but is not my profile

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My third great grandfather Jan Schoonhoven is clearly a New Netherland Descendant and I added the blurb so he would have a flag - do not know if he needs PPP - but his is not one of my profiles but is Margaret Garners profile - looks like it came in on a GEDCOM in 2010- anyhow it was (obviously) put as Schoonover but as far as any research I have done the name was not changed from Schoonhoven until after Jan and his birth record - which I added has Schoonhoven so would like to see the LNAB changed - now do I contact the pm, or do we put it into the project?

Also - and unrelated (he he he) I DID find the LNAB for Elizabeth Kortrecht - which is not on either of the profiles I have on her that are PPP - so we can look at Courtright-211 and  Kortright-31 to get the merges going (Kortrecht-41 has the right LNAB BUT was given her husbands last name for CLN)

hope I am putting this information in the right place this time!
WikiTree profile: Jan Schoonover
in Policy and Style by Navarro Mariott G2G6 Pilot (148k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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Thanks for confirming the LNAB for this Schoonhoven, Navarro! I added details like the parents' names to the citation -- these New Netherland baptism records that include the child's name, parents' names (including mother's birth name), and witnesses' names are incredibly rich information sources, so it pays to document them fully. And I added the project as a manager and changed the LNAB.

Wikitree doesn't have a real efficient way of informing a project that a profile that is within the scope of the project, but doesn't yet have the project as a profile manager, needs a new LNAB. The most useful thing you can do is document the correct LNAB in the text section of the profile (you can make a Research Note section for this). Also, at least until we set up a better system, add a profile message saying what the LNAB should be -- that will send a message to the profile manager.

Just FYI, this profile was created in the famous/infamous DeCoursey gedcom import from the early days of WikiTree. Bill DeCoursey had a very extensive collection of genealogical material posted online that somebody (maybe DeCoursey, or maybe someone else) imported to WikiTree as a Gedcom. Much of his genealogy was good, but few of his sources survived the imports, and details like dates and places often didn't get entered into the profile data. (I've found some of his material in archive form on the Internet, often with sources and annotations that help elucidate his thinking -- and may help either to confirm his info or determine why it's wrong). WikiTreers run across his material pretty much everywhere, and add sources, merge duplicates, gripe about it, etc.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Navarro Mariott
yes! he must have been a cousin or something, I see this GEDCOM on a lot of my people!
well I got that merge done and now Jan has the correct LNAB and his birth source in there right and that is all I have on him for now

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