I found an exact match for my 3x Great Grandfather John Bracken and since it was an orphaned profile I adopted it and then merged the two profiles. Only problem is, my ancestor John Bracken-716 is sent to Australia as a convict leaving his first wife Mary Moore-51105 and only one child behind, and he then starts a new life and family in Australia with his second wife Catherine Cunningham, but the other profile of his that I merged had him staying in England with his first wife and having more children ie not a convict.
I suspect that who ever created the original profile for John had no idea that he was transported as a convict, I noticed there was a six year gap after his first and second child in the family that he was supposed to have had with his first wife in England, I suspect that his first wife Mary Moore had more children some time after John was transported and these children have been wrongly attributed to John.
Anyhow, the way his profile is setup now is how I see it should be, as I have disconnected the other children etc but I wouldn't mind if someone else could run their expert eye over John Bracken-716 and his first wife Mary Moore-51105 and give me a second opinion just in case I am wrong.
On most of these Bracken profiles that are connected and originally done by someone else they list two sources, 'The Brackens' by Bill Coffey, and Family Records via Foster Brooks.
I need help, I hope that isn't to convoluted,
Cheers, Mark Hutchinson.