Not sure what to do first here - Bradt merge [closed]

+3 votes
This profile will need to be merged but I am firstly concerned with the "dump" of information I found in the biography when I discovered it.  the

== Sources ==
<references />

was missing so I put that in but then found it way up in the middle of all that stuff so I rearranged things a bit but I am not sure if I should sort out this and cite it or delete most of it as it seems to be just copy/paste from what I can see and I worry about the copyright on that all - dang thing was not there when I skipped out on my Bradt work to go over to the other side of moms tree to the French Canadian/ Scots/ Métis side where some merges needed my attention but when I got back - BOOM there it was - any advice?

close - merged and text taken care of
WikiTree profile: Arent Andriesz
closed with the note: done now
in Policy and Style by Navarro Mariott G2G6 Pilot (150k points)
closed by Navarro Mariott

2 Answers

+4 votes
Best answer
As the profile it is to be merged into has a biography and is PPP, by the New Netherlands project.The first thing  I would message the project or its leader Ellen Smith.  The duplicate may have some C &P but may  also have useful info.I see the transcript of a will.  The pm of the duplicate is also active so needs to be involved.
by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (385k points)
selected by Maggie N.
I saw that I had put my message on the PPP one so I copied it over to the new one so the PM ought to be informed today
+2 votes

My idea

Paraphrase what you can ,then just cite ie

X did y in this year......

*The Ancestry of Aaron Van Patten (1828-1903) (Norman Lloyd van Patten).

Then wipe all the copy and paste stuff that you are wary of.

That’s my two cents worth 

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
That was my plan initially on that - then propose the merge - but had then seen a post here on G2G about plagiarism so I figured I had better get experts on it

then too in the public comments I see where the original profile went through a similar evolution before - years ago so trying to just get all the info in but be careful and ethical as well thanks Marion

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