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I just added an entry that WikiTree didn't catch (a duplicate & almost added another Mary Fullenwider, his mother). I found this through a google search. I have sent a message to the original submitter. What else can I do?

Is WikiTree not good at finding matches with the same name & DOB &/or DOD?

Also, I can't delete the Anonymous out of his name.
WikiTree profile: William Cooper
in Genealogy Help by Brenda Watson G2G Crew (520 points)

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Not to worry, Brenda!  You can easily propose a merge of the two duplicate profiles.  When you are in the duplicate profile you created, scroll to the bottom left corner and click on the "initiate a merge" link, then enter the profile number of the original profile.  This will alert the other profile manager about the suggested merge.  You can read more on the WikiTree page about Merging.

As for the Anonymous in his name, just go into the profile and copy his First Name into the Preferred Name field.

by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (545k points)
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