How to Handle Unlisted Profile for Likely Deceased Person?

+2 votes
I adopted several orphaned lines including the surname BARRETT since I have some of my own Barretts to figure out and thought some of these might be relevant. I've been cleaning up and correcting the profiles bit by bit and still have quite a ways to go.

Today I noticed 2 of Joseph Henry Barrett's children's profiles are managed by someone else (Houle-169) who appears to have been inactive for a while.(Last contribution May 2015 ... and did they change their email for WT in the right place?) Furthermore, these profiles (Barrett-397 & Barrett-408 ... or Mary K and Ellen B) are at Unlisted Privacy settings when these 2 women are likely deceased. If living, based on the birth years in the current profiles, they'd be about 105 and 102 years old which is possible ... My research shows they died in 1996 and 1957 respectively.

I can certainly send Houle-169 a private message and/or post on the PM profile. Others have posted on Houle's page over the years, but it is unclear if they've responded. Please let me know if I should post my query on the PM's page or if there's another better, faster? way of handling this.

WikiTree profile: Joseph Barrett
in WikiTree Help by Susan Keil G2G6 Mach 5 (51.6k points)

1 Answer

+6 votes
Susan, WikiTree always bends over backwards to give benefit of the doubt to a member who appears inactive before removing them as a profile manager, so you need to make attempts to contact him/her first.  If you get no response after a week, then you can file an Unresponsive Manager Request, by clicking the Family Tree & Tools tab on a profile managed by the same person that is not unlisted, then scroll all the way to the end and you'll see a link for the Unresponsive Profile Manager Request Form.
by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (779k points)
Sounds good, Gaile. I'll post a brief message on their profile now.

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