Merging headache

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I've identified two profiles that should be merged into Eva Catharina Deshler-2.  The problem is, this profile and its four linked profiles have no dates, so they're all privacy protected, even though these people lived hundreds of years ago.  Furthermore, the parents given for Deshler-2 are garbled misrepresentations of her parents-in-law.  (These families are well-documented elsewhere on WikiTree.)  And finally, the profile manager of these profiles is inactive; they're not responding to either my public message or my private message from two weeks ago.  What to do?
WikiTree profile: Eva Catherine Deshler
in WikiTree Tech by J S G2G6 Mach 9 (95.3k points)

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Being a Leader doesn't help if the profile is not Open :( Can't be adopted.

What you need to do is go to the Family Tree and Tools tab; scroll down until you see the Open Profile Request Form. Send that in with reason for believing the profile should not be Public or Private, e.g., give the actual date of birth, which should be over 200 years ago. Usually within a couple of days the profile will be Open and you can at least put in the correct dates.

Edit: Thought I'd better clarify my answer a bit. A Leader can, if necessary, adopt any Open profile. It takes a sysop to adopt a Public or Private one. What you can do is submit the Open Profile Request and wait for the 30 day default approval for a merge. You can also submit an Unresponsive Profile Manager request form if you have tried to contact the manager and gotten no response. After about a week, the profiles can be opened and orphaned for adoption.
by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (479k points)
selected by Ellen Smith

Thank you; the Open File Request form is on the Family Tree and Tools page enlightened

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Become a Leader and adopt the profiles?  :)

It's a strange sort of hobby where you have to keep asking other people to do stuff for you.  It's kind of like "Went riding this morning.  Of course they wouldn't let me get on a horse, but I asked somebody and they took the horse out for a lovely ride for me."

Merges are a particular pain because, even if you can manage to get them done, you never know how they'll turn out.
by Anonymous Horace G2G6 Pilot (567k points)

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