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Editbot is renaming colonial census categories to "state census" categories, before states existed. Please see my G2G post:

posted by Barry Smith
edited by Barry Smith
Can you please repair this link:

Monroe County Historical Society, "Obit Index: Monroe County Michigan," database: extractions( : accessed 1 Dec 2010), Bevier, Theressa; Monroe Evening News.

Found on Bodenmiller-25 and 100 others. The new link is:

Thank you

posted by Richard Van Wasshnova
EditBot is changing category 'Bedminster, Bristol' to 'Bedminster, Somerset'. This is only correct for pre-1831 profiles
posted by Ros Haywood
Notwithstanding that the bot seems to have only edited the biographies of Vincent & Robert Hinchcliff via a note above the Biography title on the Edit pages (changes which do not show on the respective, public pages), and while the town of Cambria, as an addition, is a more precise and helpful locator for the Hinchcliffe Cemetary, the town name, Cambria, itself, is not a proper substitute for the county name, Williamson.
posted by David Dunaway
I don't think I need to initate an emergency s t o p on this bot, however, it does need to be adjusted on this particular database error (DBE 866) ... Please see changes made by EditBot on 09 January 2019 on WikiTree ID Thomas Williams, Jr.

EditBot did not corrected DBE 866 Duplicated <references /> tag, but says it did.

I corrected the profile and it's fine.

Thanks for your prompt attention in this matter.

posted by Paula (Hawkins) Reinke
Why was Rivercliff Cemetery in Mount Gilead, Ohio deleted? It's a real place and there are over 6,000 people buried in it.
Please s t o p changing my linked photo buttons on my free space profiles ;


posted by Campbell Braddock
Thank you for updating the bio's for Moses & Patience Hoag - my 5th gr grandparents.
posted by Kevin Hoeg
Thank you for updating Patience Hoag's BIO.
posted by Kevin Hoeg
Hello EditBot,

to apply to the rule for Pre-1700 profile "we do not use personal categories in pre-1700 profiles" I've created e.g. the category "Glasenapp Loose End" (and fixed the profiles by hand). Now you've changed everything back to the private category "Grindle-179 Loose End", breaking the rule in my name!

posted by Ronnie Grindle
Please do not change category Montrose Cuthill. This is to show a difference between 2 family lines which has nothing to do with location BUT to seperate because records cannot prove they are related. So many people have fixed both families on other sites and you are now adding confusion which defies the purpose. The 2 separate lines are Montrose Cuthill and Inverkeilor Cuthill. If you bothered to read the category description you can tell they're different.

Removed the sto.p instruction. Aleš

posted by [Living Anderson]

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