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Data Error 723: Prefix in First Name

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Date: 24 Jul 2016
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Description of Error - 723: Prefix in First Name

In the First Name field a prefix has been found and indicates a potential error. Words, that are checked are defined here: Space:Database_Errors_Definition. For each word there is defined action.

FYI a change of the layout has been done in WikiTree 2016 so please follow the discussion on G2G:

This error in the Database Error project tries to find profiles in WikiTree that are not following the conventions....

Content of info column: Questionable word and suggestion what to do.

Possible Causes


Action Steps

  1. Correct the content in the field see Name Field Guidelines

Error Status

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On 11 Aug 2018 at 19:31 GMT Armour Cribbs Jr. wrote:

Admiral Dwight Shearer was his given birth name.

On 6 Jul 2017 at 20:21 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

I will send a message to Yo Hibbert regarding the below requests explaining how to fix them.

On 22 Mar 2017 at 16:57 GMT Vicki (McCrory) Kennedy wrote:

There is an ancestor with the last name of Sargent, so I'm sure it's his real name and not indicative of military service.