I can see a problem here aside from the one about duplicates. Dale, I love your advice that expresses the spirit of collaboration we strive for here, but in this case ...
It's hard to contact the profile manager of a "private" anybody, since you can't get to the profile page for the private person. As a result, you don't know who the profile manager is, let alone have a link to be able to send them a private message.
I suppose you could write to the manager of person whose page you are on when you see the listing of the private relative - if that person is not also the manager of the private person, then he/she should at least be able to see the page of the private person to get the name of the profile manager.
This is in no way meant to condone the creation of duplicate records, though - I am in full agreement with Dale and Robert on that score.
Betty, welcome to WikiTree! I'm sorry you're having to start out encountering this glitch - this is really a fantastic site and the people I've met here are the greatest. I'm sure you'll feel the same way, once this little hiccup is cured.