Do I need to add banners to profiles if i can't find BMD information [closed]

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Hi all

I have started my One Place study on Kirkby, Lancashire and have inputed onto my free space page all the people named on the 1841 census to the page.  I am now starting to raise the profiles for these people and then try to follow them through the rest of the census years. (phew)

Anyhoo I have raised the first profile based on the census information which has given me an estimated birth date based on the 1841/1851 information. 1841 said 1801 1851 said 1799 (which is what I have gone with and added an estimated date banner to the profile.

What I want to know is do I need to add banners stating B M D information needed if the only solid information I can find on this profile is from the census.


WikiTree profile: James Spencer
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in WikiTree Help by Jackie Prentice G2G6 Mach 1 (15.6k points)
closed by Jillaine Smith
That "Estimated Date" banner on the linked profile is intended for dates that are rough guesstimates (for example, when the only date information you have is a date of marriage). Since you have an age from the 1851 census record, you can estimate his birth date within a year or two, so you don't need that banner.
Thank you i will remove it
I Have found what I need thanks for the pointers (Maintanence Categories) is what I needed

Just tick the "about" in the data field and everyone knows it is not set in stone.  You might add the category of Needs Birth Record for whatever location . . . some of us spend evenings looking for them when too tired to write coherently. :)

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Not quite sure what you mean by 'banners', but here is a link to a page from the Profile Improvement Project, showing which categories you can put on each profile:

(You'll probably want the ones which start Needs...)
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Thank you i will look to see was applies to this profile

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