Profile creator no longer on WT

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The person who created this profile appears to be no longer on WikiTree, but if I click on their profile link, I get a 404 not found error, rather than the "This person is no longer on WikiTree" page (or something).

The person/profile in question is Vikki Lawlor  (

Is there a process for reporting these profiles and can someone remove themselves from WikiTree in this way?

WikiTree profile: John Cuthbertson
in WikiTree Help by Neil Perry G2G6 Mach 2 (23.8k points)
retagged by Neil Perry
Found another profile created by the person - they are still showing as 404 not found.

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Neil, Thank you for pointing this out.  If the former member is deceased then the link should go to his/her profile.  If the former member is (or might be) still living then the new privacy rules require his/her profile to be unlisted.  In that case, you should be taken to a page that indicates this.

In no event should you be taken to the error page that results - I checked it and get the same error.

If you can edit your question and in the space for tags, add:   sysops  then it will bring the question to their attention.  Those are the folks who will be able to find and fix the problem.
by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (913k points)
selected by Neil Perry
Thanks Gaile, I have done that.
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Neil, I removed Tyne & Wear from the birth location. Saving threw up a warning about sibling birth dates. I think he may need to be detached from the parents. The GRO have no John Cuthbertson in 1890 with mother Ross. These are the 1890 entries (excluding Paddington and Cockermouth). There was nothing that fitted a couple of year either side either. However, Galloway fits with the middle name of one of the supposed siblings. Wondering if we may have two families mixed together here. 

GRO Reference: 1890  J Quarter in NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE  Volume 10B  Page 14 Order
GRO Reference: 1890  D Quarter in SOUTH SHIELDS  Volume 10A  Page 756 Order
GRO Reference: 1890  M Quarter in SOUTH SHIELDS  Volume 10A  Page 762 Order
GRO Reference: 1890  J Quarter in MORPETH  Volume 10B  Page 392
by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (630k points)
Thanks Lynda, interesting the profile creator seems to think the correct source is the first record in the list you have shown, where the mother is shown as Galloway.

Any thoughts as to what to do next?

I was originally only looking at this record to remove the number from the death location!

And we both get dragged in. You to get rid of the number and me because I didn't like Tyne & Wear smiley

I only spent a couple of minutes on it Neil, but since it gives the mother as Ross, and one child has Ross as middle name and this John Robert has a Galloway mother plus Thomas has Galloway middle name I am wondering if the original manager might have muddled up two families, possibly on the opposite banks of the Tyne. 

William Cuthbertson married Isabella Galloway in Elswick in 1889:

I'm sure that's the way it goes sometimes!

I am going through suggestions for County Durham at the moment, I will circle back round to this one again.

Thank you for your help.
There are a couple of potential Cuthbertson/Ross marriages in Co. Durham around the right time. Needs more work to make sense of it. I am off to bed now. Let me know how whether you manage to figure them out.
I have no helpful suggestions, but just wanted to thank you both for helping to improve this profile! Lynda, that fact that you were just attempting to correct a minor error and got "dragged in" shows how much you care about giving these ancestors the attention they deserve - even when they might not be our own ancestors! :)

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