option for rejected match on WikiTree matches list

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When I do a "find/WikiTree matches" search (NOT a Family Search ap search) there is no way to reject a match without opening up the profile. There are many reported matches that I know should be rejected without opening the profile, such as births on different continents, matches to a family member I personally know are not the same. At one time, when I first started with WikiTree, that was possible. It causes me not to reject matches that certainly should be rejected because of the time it takes.
in WikiTree Help by Katharine Jones G2G5 (5.5k points)
recategorized by Ellen Smith

1 Answer

+3 votes
In order to reject a match you need to compare the two profiles, preferably side-by-side. This may entail a bit more work, but it is worth it for the sake of the Tree.
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Some potential matches are so obviously not the same persons (my father was not born or died in Australia) it's a waste of time doing a full compare. Therefore, the potential matches remain and are just added to in the next search. I used to try to clear out such suggested matches so they wouldn't be there the next time I ran a search. I've given up on that and the potential list grows. And grows. And grows.

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