Merges from higher to lower number

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It is my understanding that 

It is very important to ALWAYS, if possible merge all duplicates directly into the lowest numbered profile, even if it doesn't have as much information.

However, the last couple of mregers I've attempted have merged the LOWER number into the HIGHER and have not offered the option to REVERSE the merger.  What's going on?

e.g., Brunner 581 and 306

WikiTree profile: Adrianna Lehman
in Policy and Style by Patricia Hickin G2G6 Mach 8 (87.3k points)
edited by Keith Hathaway

3 Answers

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I think it depends on which way you put the numbers in for the proposed merge
by Kathy Thompson G2G5 (5.0k points)
+5 votes
If the last name at birth is identical, the lower numbered profile will be the result.  When you do a comparism for a merge, it could be it looks like the higher numbered profile could be the result, but for sure it will be the lower numbered profile to emerge.  This profile you used as an example has not been merged.  Also, I don't see any other recent merges in your contribution list to see what you mean, only some proposals for some merges.
by Vincent Piazza G2G6 Pilot (241k points)
+1 vote
Sometimes there's a spelling difference in the two LNABs, so on quick glance it might look like the lower number is merging into the higher, but it's actually a different name.

In this case, are you actually doing the merge now, or are you just proposing it? You won't see the "hey, you're merging in the wrong direction" notice when you're proposing the merge, but when both profile managers have approved or defaulted and you do the actual merge, then it should tell you that you need to merge in the other direction and give you a link to reverse.
by Sharon Casteel G2G6 Pilot (116k points)

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