What is an unmerged match?

+4 votes
Please see Baumann-20 and Bowman-969.  The PM (Nancy Strange) has entered the same person twice .  The PM hasn't responded to queries, and last entered info in 2013.  Someone submitted this as a match, but it shows unmerged.  The PM will never answer (IMHO).  Is there a method to get them merged?  The family started spelling the name BOWMAN in the late 18th century, so that is why the names are spelled differently.
WikiTree profile: Henry Bowman
in Policy and Style by Martha Lawlor G2G3 (3.3k points)

2 Answers

+4 votes
An unmatched merge is usually used when you think they are the same people but need to do more research.  In this case it does look like the problem is the differing spelling of the LNAB.  If you've done the research and know the proper LNAB, you can remove the unmatched merge and again propose a merge.  You should leave a comment, including your sources, for the PM.
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (538k points)
+1 vote
Original spelling of surname was Bauman, when family lived in Krystynople, Ukraine.   Sara, wife of Abram Bauman arrived in America in 1907; the spelling of her surname was changed at Ellis Island to Bowman.  Her children (except for Benjamin) retained the spelling Bauman.  Benjamin kept the spelling of Bowman which descended to my line.  My name, Baumann, is my married name.. a quirk of fate.

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