Getting rid of duplicate profiles

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When I merge a profile, I end up with two copies, mine and the original. When I edit the profile from my tree, it edits mine instead of the original. Can I just delete my copy and link the original to my tree? That way there is only one copy and less confusion.
in Genealogy Help by Jim Walton G2G1 (1.1k points)
retagged by Tami Osmer
Are you sure you're actually merging, rather than comparing or matching? A merge replaces the merged profile with a re-direct, so there's no chance of the two profiles continuing to exist.

3 Answers

+1 vote

Short answer is you can't. I finally figured it out and got it to work. It appears, that the names have to be identical in both profiles before they will merge. I may be mistaken, but after I changed the first profile which had the name wrong, it cleaned up the mess I had made. enlightened

by Jim Walton G2G1 (1.1k points)
+1 vote
Hi Jim,

how did you merge the two profiles? Normally when I merge two profiles it shows me the two profiles side-by-side and I can choose which fact (name, date or whatever) 'wins'.

After the merge there is only one profile left.

Sincerely,
Martyn Grifhorst
wikiTree Contributor
by Martyn Grifhorst G2G6 Mach 2 (23.2k points)
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Jim, did you figure this out?

If there's still confusion, post a link to an example of what you mean.
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Yes, got it to work. Not sure what was happening, but maybe I was just acting too fast and not letting the database catch up.

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