unable to link siblings with unknown parents [closed]

+2 votes
Wikitree will not allow me to link 2 sisters, without parentage. Currently I do not know the parents. Ended up creating an unknown father (they share surname) to allow the linkage.


To me this is a defect that should be allowed, to avoid the unknown parent creation.
WikiTree profile: Unknown Bolton
closed with the note: answered
in WikiTree Tech by Kyle Bolton G2G Crew (810 points)
closed by Kyle Bolton
You might also want to look at the sources and records on Family Search....

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L5GV-DBF     to help look for Piety and Marilda's parents.

A name for their parents is proposed there.

3 Answers

+6 votes

I don't consider it a defect since you  know the father's surname, and you can estimate his birth year as before  1810.......   Eventually more data will surface.  No need to create the mother because the sisters can be linked through their father.  



by Peggy McReynolds G2G6 Pilot (448k points)
+5 votes
Hi Kyle.  This is a long-standing "feature" of the site software that has been discussed many times in G2G, not a defect.  My understanding is that the data base does not keep track of sibling relationships directly -- siblings are only linked through a parent.  When you attempt to link two siblings who do not have parents shown, the software creates an "Unknown Father" profile to make the association.  You are the manager of the unknown profile and can turn it into the real father profile when the father becomes known.
by Dennis Barton G2G6 Pilot (472k points)
I guess my problem with that, is its still an unknown profile. Which is discussed multiple other places on here as bad.
+3 votes
Edited:  I didn't see the comment above before I hit send.

I found many sources and Piety's parents names on Familysearch.org.  The website address for Piety is:


 This should help.
by Karen Lorenz G2G6 Pilot (102k points)
edited by Karen Lorenz

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