How Do I Merge A Completely Unknown Person

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Mary (Unknown) Mansfield is currently attached as a spouse of Joseph Mansfield. However, my research on Joseph has found no such spouse for him. Normally I would try to place her where she belongs, but her profile is orphaned and is basically empty - no dates, sources or family members. Cutting her loose to drift alone in the WikiTree sea seems cruel and untidy. I assume she should be merged away somehow, but that seems quite difficult to do with no information.

WikiTree profile: Mary Mansfield
in The Tree House by Chip White G2G6 Mach 1 (13.6k points)

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I received a private message from Eddie King, who wrote: "detach her as a spouse and merge her with Joseph's daughter Mary."

This seems to be the best idea since both profiles are orphaned, so I can handle it all myself. Thanks Eddie!

by Chip White G2G6 Mach 1 (13.6k points)
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She should be disconnected certainly. You can always create a new Mary later if new info pops up.

There is no 'there' there so I would just use Mary as the basis for my next new profile and overwrite everything.
by Ron Moore G2G6 Mach 2 (21.3k points)

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