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Procedure for longstanding unsourced profiles of suspect existence

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Profiles can have the {{Unsourced|Sussex}} profile replaced with the {{Uncertain Existence|Sussex}} one where:-

  1. The profile has birth, death or other life events prior to 1900;
  2. the profile has been marked as unsourced for over a year;
  3. the profile is documented in the Research Notes section with unsuccessful search for sources in:-
    1. FamilySearch;
    2. the archives of the Sussex Family History Group; and
    3. the published indices of the General Register Office (for profiles with births or deaths after 1837) ;
  4. for pre-1700 profiles unsuccessful research should also be documented in:-
    1. the Visitations of Sussex;
    2. Berry's Pedigrees of the Families in the Counties of Sussex;
    3. the National Archives Discovery catalogue; and
    4. the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

As well as changing the template, the process should be documented in the Research Notes by adding the following:-

This profile, which previously had been marked as lacking in sourcing, has been researched for sources by WikiTree's Sussex Team (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Sussex_Team). As we've been unable to find sources for this profile, it has been recategorized as "Uncertain Existence" pending the provision of a suitable source. If you are aware of one or more good sources for this profile, then please feel free to add them and remove the <nowiki>"{{Uncertain Existence|Sussex}}"</nowiki> template from the profile.

Sussex profiles of uncertain existence can be viewed at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Sussex,_Uncertain_Existence.

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