Is it a requirement to join a "Group"?
I want to help contribute to the deep genealogy on our shared tree. I have worked on Bartlett, Knowles, Noles, Hostetler, Hochstetler, Pitman, and many others while researching family and trying to help connect branches.
1.) Geographical region and time period: As far back as I can discover published sources.
2.) Some example names and dates: Primarily the USA
3.) Source(s) for my information on them: Published sources, books, state historical records, and family histories. For samples, please feel free to check out the WikiTree Space pages reference in the Bartlett Study , and on my own profile page.
Before I continue adding and changing profiles, I do have some questions initiated or triggered by the requirement to post here.
Is it your intention to say that a single person cannot work on adding profiles, editing profiles, without joining another group? And so, how do I get in touch with the project members to coordinate and collaborate on the profiles? I am the person in charge of a study, well, two studies.
Are we talking the Bartlett Study? Or the Pitman Study? I can turn it over to someone who wants to run it instead of me if that is your requirement.
Do I take it you do not want me to add or edit profiles without being in a group? What if I am the only person interested in a branch? What if only one other person is interested? Does that mean I should give up adding data? Does it mean you have a special crew to go through and evaluate my worthiness?
Do I need to orphan all profiles I have taken on that may overlap or be of interest to pre-1700?
I admit to being confused over the constant referral to go join a group.I realize it is not personal to me, but it would help to know if that is your intention. I work with the public during the day, and really enjoy having quiet time. I may research at 1 AM, and then get up and go to work. I don't want to wait to save data on a profile until I can run it by a committee.
I realize I may enjoy seeing a profile written in a different format than another person, and that as an overall community, we need to be patient and cooperate with others.
Please let me know. I had previously thought the intention here was to connect and provide good data, and that it was not required to "Group", but was available in some instances. Just be honest. Let me know if I just need to go elsewhere.