In the process of merging, is there an easy way to find the lowest Wiki ID?

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I know that we should always merge into the lowest Wikitree ID. The question is is there any easy way to find it? For example, Elizabeth Taylor born about 1656, Daughter of Ricahrd "Tailor" Taylor. The person search utility gives a cout of over 400 for this name, but only shows 100.
WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Cobb
in Genealogy Help by Becky Syphers G2G6 Mach 3 (35.8k points)

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Becky, using both the magnifying glass search and the Find Matches search, I'd gone through and done alot of Reject Merges for those obviously NOT her.  What I came up with were the four you've currently moved to Unmerged Matches (to merge them into Taylor-2190). So I think it's safe to continue with those merges.
by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (777k points)
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Hi Becky,

Unfortunately, there is no reliable, easy way to always find the lowest WikiTree ID. If I want to be comprehensive, I use the surname index for the proper surname and then sort alphabetically.

Chris
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
What would help is to sort the search results and duplicate profile results first by birth date and then by wiki-ID, so those with the lowest number would appear at the top. This would also be helpful for person searches with more than 100 results (we are typically only interested in the oldest ancestors).
Good idea, Bob. Thanks.
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Oh i need a minimum of 12 characters

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Flagging Chris's reply to a good idea hoping we might see this solution. We can sort by first name but not by wikitree ID.

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