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Suggestion 213 Missing fathers DNA confirmation

Privacy Level: Public (Green)
Date: 20 Sep 2017
Location: Worldwidemap
Surnames/tags: data_doctors db_error_213 DNA
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Description of Error - 213: Missing fathers DNA confirmation

Father is marked "confirmed with DNA", but the words "paternal" and "confirmed" do not appear in the biography.


Content of info column: Empty.

Possible Causes

  • There is no statement on the profile explaining how DNA was used to confirm the relationship.
  • There is a confirmation statement on the profile, but it’s not in the expected format.

Action Steps

  • In each of these situations, change the paternal status from ‘confirmed with DNA’ to ‘confident’:
    • No DNA tests are displayed in the ‘DNA tested’ section on the right side of the profile.
    • Only one DNA test is displayed in the 'DNA tested’ section.
    • No children are displayed and the profiled person didn’t take a DNA test.
  • If there is a non-standard confirmation statement:
    • If the statements does not provide enough information, Private Message the PM information including these instructions Help:DNA_Confirmation and ask the PM to add a confirmation statement in the correct format. Offer assistance if needed.
  • If there are two or more tests displayed, and they may or may not support the paternal relationship, leave this message on the profile:
    • Please add a statement to this profile explaining how you used DNA to confirm his/her relationship to his/her parents. See this page for how to do that: Help:DNA_Confirmation. (Offer assistance if needed if the PM is active. If no statement is provided with enough information to mark the relationship confirmed with DNA--suggest a change to ‘confident’.)

Error Status

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Full description is available on Status Help Page.

Questions and Discussions on this Error

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You can also share your best practices, experiences, problems about the Error by posting a question in G2G. If you create a new G2G discussion for this Error, add tag data_doctors and db_error_213.

Technical Stuff

Checked on all profiles with father relation set as DNA confirmed. it checks in bio if text Confirmed and Paternal appears in the biography.

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what is the protocol for using GEDmatch to update a profile? I updated the profile but when I try saving it, I get a 213 error.
Hi, Denise

Is the profile of a direct family member and on a profile you manage? If so, please read the description at the top of this page which states:

Father is marked "confirmed with DNA," but the words "paternal" and "confirmed" do not appear in the biography.

The description also says that the DNA Project oversees this error. There is an app link that might help there also.

You are relatively new to WikiTree, so we suggest you contact a leader or PC of the DNA Project listed on its project page if you need further assistance.

For us to investigate further, we need the link to the profile that generated this suggestion.

Happy Holidays, Sheryl

posted by Sheryl Moore
Thanks for responding! The person I wrote about is Smith-244124. I have his death date as Mar 18, 1930 per his gravestone. GEDCOM has it as Mar 17, 1931. Where did GEDCOM get its info? I changed another profile based on the GEDCOM data.

Also, when I compare Green-41672 to the GEDCOM, the GEDCOM lists parents and siblings which I do not have. How do I know that the GEDCOM is accurate before I add them to my part of the tree?

posted by Denise (Green) Oppenhagen
edited by Denise (Green) Oppenhagen
Hi, Denise

To check any specific information, we need the link to what you are reviewing. If there is a link to the gedcom and gedcom compare, please email it to me at [email address removed] Any questions should be on the profile or link to the report, not on the suggestion page; in this case Suggestion 213. The messages go only to the Data Doctors Project management team, of which I am one member.

Happy Holidays, Sheryl

posted by Sheryl Moore

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