I am not pre-1500 certified, is there a way I can have someone add info?

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I recently adopted a pre 1500 profile (14 great grandfather.)  I found a death date and was wondering if someone who is pre 1500 might add it.  It is from find a grave:  https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/170911225  UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current

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WikiTree profile: Thomas Wilson
in WikiTree Help by Amy Brooke G2G6 (6.3k points)
It seems you have s wrong number for findagrave :)
info on the Find-a-Grave memorial is unsourced, and doesn't include a death date.


Thomas Wilson
Birth     1470
Strubby, East Lindsey District, Lincolnshire, England
Death     unknown
Hartford, Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England
Burial     Unknown
I’m increasingly noticing that there are many profiles on Findagrave without a pic shown or a cemetery listed. It looks like FAG is being used as a place to put genealogy without reference to a gravesite.

Hi Amy, Since those of us who are not pre-1500 certified cannot work on these profiles without asking for assistance I would recommend that you apply for certification before you adopt any more pre-1500 profiles. Here is a link to the requirements for pre-1500 certification if you are interested in working towards your badge. There is also a more detailed description of the certification process.

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Just a bit of information for Pre-1500 profiles.   We treat them just like Pre-1700 profiles.  We are looking for primary sources, like birth, death marriage records, or wills.   Or we are looking for evidence explained...ie, explaining how historical events that the person align.  Derivative or "undocumented" data is interesting and may lead us to a source, but, is not necessarily the "truth".
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