Confused by DBE 542

+6 votes

This suggestion is unclear to me

Is this suggestion saying that Patrick Kennedy born in 1977 might be the father of Patrick Kennedy born in 1858?

in WikiTree Help by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (562k points)

It appears the Wikidata at was located only using a name search?  I see nothing that correlates with that profile.

Like I said....I am confused....

3 Answers

+10 votes
Best answer

This is an error on WikiData end.

Profile is linked from Wikidata page which is correct.

And on that page, there is a father reference which is incorrect. That reference needs to be deleted.

This is one scenario for this suggestion. The other is to add WikiTreeID link to father on wikidata page.

I will leave the father reference on wikidata, so you can see it and will correct it in the following days.

by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (424k points)
selected by Edie Kohutek
Thanks, for you explanation, my concern is that a newbie will try to "fix" something.
I don't think newbies starts with WikiData entries. You need quite a milage to understand it.
+6 votes
Whatever it is saying is a False Suggestion, since that is an English actor born in 1977, so the US people are definitely not related to a person born a century later.
by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (172k points)
I think something happened with the new Suggestions.  There are a few of these that do not have DBE Help pages.  I have left a message for Alex.
+3 votes
I believe this is a new suggestion - and it may have a few bugs in it (not taking into consideration dates). As you noted, it is making the suggestion that a profile may have a father listed in WikiData. As you and Linda both mentioned, this is clearly a false error, and should be marked as such.
by Steve Harris G2G6 Pilot (324k points)

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