Eliza (Belcher) Foster created erroneously - how do I resolve?

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On 22 Aug 2020 Adriana Hazelton wrote on Belcher-3282:

Eliza Belcher is actually Elizabeth Muckley, mother of John Sparrow Muckley who was illegitimate, and then married William Belcher. She is listed as living with Hannah Sparrow Muckley, her granddaughter in the 1851. I will move forward to create Elizabeth Muckley elsewhere, but this profile should be merged with that one and then dissolved as shown here.

WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Belcher
in Genealogy Help by Adriana Hazelton G2G6 Mach 1 (12.6k points)
You really should not be creating a duplicate profile, when you can change the last name at birth.
I was unable to because I am not the profile manager. I have since reached out to resolve the issue.
You can always ask for Trusted List access as well.

1 Answer

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Hi Adriana, the profiles will need to be merged. The recommended way to fix this would have been to change the Last Name at Birth (LNAB) (see here), but it's too late for that now.

I see you've added an unmerged match. You will need to remove the unmerged match then merge Belcher-3282 into Muckley-50. You can initiate a merge here.

At this stage, the only source you've added is a link to a user-contributed family tree on FamilySearch. It would help the other profile manager, and anyone else researching this family, if you added a source to confirm her correct LNAB was Muckley. If I was working on this, I would add the source for her son's baptism, her marriage, the 1851 census and anything else showing her Muckley connection.

I hope that helps :)

by I. Speed G2G6 Mach 6 (64.9k points)
Thank you for the advice! I had been uploading my tree first and then adding sources, so sorry for jumping the gun on this. I have spent time organizing the biography and sources I have and now will move forward with the merge.
Thanks Adriana :)

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