This advice when creating a profile for my great grandfather has got me very confused.
If there is no match above, mark the checkbox by names that are close. This will save a "rejected match" so that others do not confuse the two people in the future.
If one of the above may be a match but you're not sure, request to join the Trusted List or contact the Profile Manager. In very rare cases, you may want to create your new version of the profile and then later propose a merge if they're duplicates. This should not be done often. It's important that WikiTree only has one profile for every person.
My gt grandfather is a Jones so a large list appeared. I carefully scrutinised them & am 100% certain that none of them is a match & there is no chance of a duplicate record.
I find the above advice confusing, do I check all of them that can't possibly be a match? What does it mean by 'Close'? My gt grandfather has the same name as some of them but the places/dates etc. are all wrong. I don't want to mess up the system.