I am a relative newbie on wikitree I am reaching out because I am sure someone has greater knowledge on this family and greater wikitree skills. I have only done one simple merge. Same situation as this - I had created a profile for someone in my line and due to a variance in spelling I had not seen that a profile had already been set up.
I appreciate the history lesson on the Shally name, but wonder the best way to recognize all the varients. Names do change and often people in the same families will change the spelling of their names. As simple a name as mine, Angel, my ggrandfather had changed it from Angle around 1900. So I consider my family name Angle though my German immigrant was Engel or Engle at the time. Early in the English / Spanish and French colonies / territories (in early Louisiana Territory) entire names were recast even in official documents to reflect standards for the country / language.
My Marie/a Charlotte Shally married my immigrant Johan Wendel Engel in Freisham, Plafz, Germany.
I am not sure the best way to proceed and I only have so much information on my Shally line. I could use some very serious handholding or a wikitree expert to correct this. There are likely other bits and pieces of the Shally families in wikitree. I could use some direction.