I've seen some people add "NN" into the tree, usually as the wife or mother of some known person, indicating that they have no information about this person.
I personally find it distasteful, and a bother when merging trees, since I then have to choose between the parents "AA and NN" and "AA and Unknown", something that seems rather a waste of time.
I have no problems with adding placeholders where we have SOME information, but I don't see a point in adding completely empty ones.
What do other people think?
I am a novice in this tool, but I also think it seems unnecessary to at a profile with unknown name and no info in the profile. But I do understand why they are being made sometimes. If for instance you have a couple and they have one or more child, and then you want to add another child to the mother with an another father then I guess there could be made a unknown partner first before the child is added. But it would be easy to delete the unknown profile the hext second, which leave the child with only a mother an an non-existing profile for the father. But I guess there is an easier way to do this... But this could be an explanation for some of the unknown profiles?
Ja – enig med Leif Bjarne (for å fortsette på norsk).
Jeg har også kommet over flere tilfeller med halvsøsken som man ikke vet mor eller far til. Da er det jo eneste måten å få dem opprettet på uten at de blir ekte søsken. Hvorfor skal man da slette NN – mor eller far etterpå. Det er da vel greit at alle ser at man ikke har funnet det ut og evt kunne trenge innspill fra andre.