Disproven Existence Adjunct

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Disproven Existence Adjunct Project


The goal of the Disproven Existence Adjunct Project is to isolate major categories of fraudulent trees.
The differences between the Disproven Existence Adjunct sub-Project and its parent the Profile Improvement Project are:
The main project (Disputed Existence) analyses and processes suspected frauds, eventually restoring them as legitimate or by proving they are fabricated through exhaustive research and discussion, and then templating them as "disproven existence."
The Disproven Existence Adjunct Project labels and quarantines known frauds that constitute an entire genealogy. If the parent project is able to determine that an entire family tree is fraudulent or fabricated and the tree is too large and unwieldy, it may be "transfered" to the Adjunct sub-project in order to quarantine it from the rest of the legitimate Wikitree profiles.
By keeping an historic record of fraudulent and fabricated trees, copies can be more easily identified and blocked.

How to Join

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In addition:

  1. When you leave your comment in the G2G Profile Improvement thread to join, leave a comment that you are joining the Disputed Existence Adjunct Project, &
  2. Send a message to SJ Baty to let him know that you're joining.


Here are some of the tasks that need to be done:
  • recruit new project members/volunteers
  • work on adding project box (with appropriate variable) & project account to profiles that need to be isolated from the Disproven Existence Project/project account
  • improve the Goodman fraud free-space page.
Tasks completed - thank you!
  • 9 Feb 19 - all Goodman profiles processed - (process the Goodman Genealogy and quarantine the fabricated profiles of that grouping)
  • Google group up and running
  • creating a WikiTree project account (done: WikiTree-103)
  • creating a project box (done - see below)
  • refine project box with variable (done - category= variable [see below and/or Template:Disproven Existence Adjunct])
  • work with Isabelle to identify categories to be included in Adjunct project (ls) Any category can be added to the project box.

Project Box

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This person is categorized as part of a known fraud or fabrication (please add the category [see Frauds and Fabrications]).
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See this page for details.

Member Instructions

Instructions for adding profiles and a copy of the biography template can be found here.

Maintenance tasks

Monitoring the Goodman fraud profiles to make sure they remain in order:

  • Monitor the Goodman Project activity feed for edits.
  • Check for status errors to catch profiles missing from the project, or which are in the project but should not be. (every week)
  • Check the Unconnected List to make sure that "Goodman" profiles don't appear in there. (every month). Look for the names: Babcock, Badcock, Goodman, Kelley, Elliott, Marin, Brouillard....

Member list

Current project members:

SJ Baty

E. Compton

Caryl (Short) Ruckert

Sheena (Templeton) Tait

Valerie Willis

Images: 1
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Disproven Existence Adjunct Image 1

  • Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit and add images.
  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: SJ Baty and Isabelle Rassinot. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
  • Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)