Clean up help: aisle Tuttle/Clark/Lane please

+6 votes

Although I have been doing genealogy since 1976, I am relatively new to wikitree. I was reviewing my Clark/Tuttle line from Esther Clark-Munson (Clark-24874) and found some issues back to her grandparents.

I added a photo with notation for Samuel Clark Jr. (Clark-9611) and was looking through other information relevant to our tree. I have additional children for him and his wife Hannah Tuttle (Tuttle-70) with a references that includes information for Samuel Jr. and Sr. As I moved between Samuel Jr. and Sr., I noticed a problem:

1) Hanna Tuttle (Tuttle-70) is married to:                                                                             a.) Samuel Clark Jr. (Clark-9611), which is correct; and                           b.) Samuel Clark Sr. (Clark-533), which is NOT correct. He is also NOT Samuel Clark Jr.'s father. Clark-2048 is the father of Clark-9611.

So, Clark-533 needs to be disengaged from Tuttle-70. Please be sure to not link Clark-533 with this family as it is a totally different Clark. Samuel Jrs. father in this Tuttle line is correct (Clark-2048) and correctly married to Hannah Fordham (Fordham-97).

I also have more information on Katherine Lane-251 with a list of her 11 children (mother of Tuttle-70). Lane-251 father's name was John Lane (1603-1669). He is listed in another profile (Lane-298) with his two wives: 1) Sarah Barnard-Lane (listed as Barnard-3598 as the mother of Lane-251. Barnard-3598 was married to John Lane in 1640).                                2) Mary Canfield-Camp-Lane (Canfield-600). Mary's first husband was Edward Camp (Camp-297) m. 1643, and John was her second husband m. 1662. Edward Camp and Mary Canfield's daughter, Mercy Camp-Baldwin-Briscoe (1646-1702) is my 8th GGM. I am a direct descendant from all these people in various lines. 

So, I would like to know if I should make these edits/additions, or if G2G wants to do them. If I do them, I would like someone to check my work, including referencing. Although I am old to genealogy, I am new to wikitree formatting and so forth. 

I would also like to know, if in these instances, if connections, like John Lane, are considered 'orphans'. I am supposed to be helping with these

in WikiTree Help by Carol Baldwin G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

1 Answer

+4 votes
Enjoyed your "clean up ... aisle ..." post subject line :) If you encounter a relationship that you feel is incorrect, you may want to contact the profile manager (via public message on the profile or via private message) and work with them to try to resolve the situation, providing the source info that you have. Since at least some of the profiles in question are pre-1700, you'll want to check if they would be covered by a specific project before editing, if you haven't already. If there are conflicting sources, the conflicting info and resulting decision(s) can be documented in the bio or as research notes.
by Rick Peterson G2G6 Pilot (190k points)
Hi Rick,

Thank you for your feedback. The problem I have to contact about 5 different program managers for this clean up? I selected G2G in order to try and limit the number of emails/comments to all of the different people listed on these profiles. It would take more time (and I work) to contact all of them than it would to fix the problem(s). I don't want to step on toes, but I really cannot spend hours contacting 4 or 5 different people to address what converges on three ancestors. (I have already spent 4 hours last night just identifying these problems, another 1/2 hour contacting a program manager that I have not heard from, and another person, who suggested I do a G2G message--that's like 5 hours out of an 8 hour workday and with no clean up in sight). Thanks! Carol
You should definitely try to get in contact with at least one PM from each affected profile. And if a project oversees it, at least 1 member from that project. This doesn't mean if the profile has 4 profile managers that you have to wait for ALL to answer.
If you use the public message on the profile all the people listed as managers on that profile will receive it.

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