Suggestion 723 Prefix in First Name

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Date: 24 Jul 2016
Location: Worldwidemap
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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 a 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

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Regarding "St": Data Doctors, please be aware that in the British Isles "St" is often not the prefix "Saint" but is actually part of a first name, as in "St John" (pronounced "Sinjin"), "St Clair", etc. As I write this, there are 2585 profiles on WikiTree with the first name St Something. Please don't canonize them! Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_John_(name)
Admiral Dwight Shearer was his given birth name.
posted by Armour Cribbs Jr.
I will send a message to Yo Hibbert regarding the below requests explaining how to fix them.
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.

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