additional North Carolina county of Carteret slave and slave owners categories

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Looks like these additions now are monitored. That's probably a good thing. I hope the profile offers enough information. I am still working this line a bit, so I will definitely add sources if any more emerge. Thanks.
WikiTree profile: Mary Frazier
asked in Genealogy Help by Fann Fann G2G6 Mach 2 (25.9k points)

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I've corrected the formatting of the categories and placed them into the correct parent categories. I have also removed the Cataret County, North Carolina, Slaves category from Mary's profile as she was not a slave.

Before adding a category to a profile, make certain that you have the correct format for the category type. In this case, you had left out the commas between North Carolina and  Slave Owners/Slaves. That's been corrected. Also, when adding a category to a profile the category name must be preceded by the word "Category" followed by a colon, like so, [[Category: Carteret County, North Carolina, Slaves]]. 

When you add a category to a profile that does not yet exist it will be a red link. To complete creation you must click the link and add the parent category and save the page. Before you do that, though, please double check that the category is correctly formatted. If you're uncertain, post in G2G with the tags categorization and categories and someone is always happy to help. blush

answered by Deb Durham G2G6 Pilot (774k points)
selected by Fann Fann
Great. Thanks - I knew that something was missing.

I had added both slave owners and slaves because slaves are listed in the will.
Yes, but the category is meant for profiles of slaves. If you add a slave owner to the category, it's likely to cause confusion and I would worry that doing so may be offensive to some.

Why is this Will and Slave List category no longer acceptable or set up to be used? 

Looks like the only option MIGHT BE a free space page for the Will and Slave List(?) I should think it would be useful to researcher who might know where or who the owners where, but not much about the named or enumerated slaves.

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