How to handle a profile that conflates two people, one whose LNAB is unknown

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I'm reasonably confident that the current profile for Grace Thayer (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Thayer-2668) conflates two people: Grace Thayer, and Grace (LNAB not currently known), second wife of Jonathan Hayward (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hayward-919). See my comment on Grace Thayer's profile. I couldn't fit all the evidence in because of the 800-character limit, but the key pieces are there. I would like to create a new profile for Grace the 2nd wife of Jonathan, but I have two concerns. First, no LNAB. What's the best way to deal with that? Second, I haven't heard from the profile managers yet, and these profiles are not part of any projects that I'm aware of. Should I just go ahead and change things, or try harder to get buy-in from the profile managers?

Thanks,

Don
WikiTree profile: Grace Thayer
asked in Genealogy Help by Don Swartwout G2G Crew (760 points)
Is she conflated or is the wrong person attached as spouse to Jonathan Hayward? Based on the data you added as a comment on her profile it seems like the daughter of Thayer could not have been the spouse of Hayward nor the mother of his children. Change her death date and detach her as spouse of Hayward and as mother of his children. Then create a new Grace Unknown and attach her as Hayward spouse and mother.

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If you have evidence as to Grace being Jonathan's wife, then the best route to go would be to create the profile and leave the surname as Unknown. This can be marked for the Unknowns Project for someone to work on, and hopefully her surname can eventually be discovered. After creating the profile, you can add her as a marriage to Jonathan and shift his children from Thayer to her, and disconnect Thayer from Jonathan. However, I would wait to hear from the PMs first, because it is always polite. If they do not reply within, say, a month or so (by looking, their last contribution was in April), then I think as long as you provide sufficient evidence and you've let them know, you can go ahead and do it.
answered by Amy Utting G2G6 Pilot (120k points)
selected by Susan Laursen

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