Adopting open profile Goodman-2261

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i proposed a merge for Goodman-2261 and Goodman-5088. Goodman-2261 is an open profile that can be adopted. The profile is set to private and won’t let me adopt Goodman. How do you go about adopting a profile that is open for adoption but the profile is private and won’t let you adopt.

Thank you

Debbie Carpenter
WikiTree profile: Jay Goodman
in Genealogy Help by Deborah Carpenter G2G Rookie (280 points)

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Best answer
You will need to contact info @ and explain the problem.
by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (477k points)
selected by Dennis Wheeler

Deborah, the profile is not open … at least, not in the way the word "open" is used here.  Here, open is a privacy level and if a profile is open and has no manager then it can be adopted.  As you said, this profile is private, therefore it is not "open for adoption".  Unfortunately, the link to "adopt this profile" is always shown when there is no profile manager even though in the case of a private profile, it leads to an error when you try to adopt it.

Since Jay Goodman died recently, his profile is not required to be open.  If you are a relative then WikiTree will be willing to make you its manager.  Shirley's advice is the correct way to request that.

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