what does a MERGE Adams 6801 mean?

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WikiTree profile: Henry Adams
in The Tree House by Lorraine Adams G2G1 (1.9k points)
retagged by Michael Stills

2 Answers

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Lorraine,  How did you receive the message to merge?  Adams-6801 is the profile id, every profile has one.  A merge request is created when someone wants to merge a duplicate profile.  On WikiTree we try very hard to have one profile per person.

Here is the help section on Merges

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Merging
by Michael Stills G2G6 Pilot (537k points)
After looking at the profile, I see you are also getting a non-reponse from the Profile Manager.

Here is our process for resolving non-responsive profile managers.  Please be patient with the process, it does get resolved.

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Unresponsive_Profile_Managers

Let us know if you need more information and welcome to WikiTree.
I see the PM on this profile has not been active since 2014.  Follow the process I provided and you will gain access to the profile.
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Lorraine. The goal on wikitree is to have one profile for each person. Some ancestors have thousands of decendants. So when new members come on to wikitree they often create profiles for ancestors who have one or more profiles for one person already on wikitree. Duplicate profiles often create problems because when they are added to it causes lines to split in different directions. So it is necessary to combine such profiles into one profile. On wikitree this is called merging . It is necessary to compare these profiles before merging to make sure they are the same. At the bottom of the profile page merge requests are shown. You click on the request and a comparison comes up. I think it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with your profile page and check out the tabs at the top of the pages and get to know all that info BEFORE you proceed to other actions. They are your friends. You can also ask for a mentor.  Great people on wikitree and helpful. It can be frustrating to learn. Relax. And ask for help , like you have done. I hope this helps. Good luck.
by Anonymous Roach G2G6 Pilot (201k points)

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