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This project is for collating all the profiles of people who have used the family name (last name, surname) Thompson at one time or another. They may have been a Thompson since birth or became a Thompson through adoption, marriage, civil partnership, or whatever. If they were ever a Thompson they belong in this project.

The main objective is to have a common base for those researching their Thompson relative(s). Also, it will help to identify where there are multiple profiles for the same individual, managed by different users, which runs counter to the Geni aim of working together to create a single definitive World Family Tree.

Having all the existing Thompson profiles collected in one place may prove mutually beneficial between users who add profiles here and those who use this project as a base for their research. We all have knowledge and information that others lack; this project could initiate collaboration between researchers in fleshing out the incomplete profiles they manage.

Ideally, such a collaborative effort should lead to multiple profiles becoming identical, such that the resultant duplicate profiles can be merged safely on the Big Tree. After the merge process, a Master Profile for the shared relative can then be created and, optionally, locked to prevent further changes.

So, please follow this project and add all the Thompson profiles you can, whether public or private, especially any Master Profiles you manage. A special invitation is extended to all Curators: please follow and collaborate so that you can facilitate the creation of new Master Profiles.