I am going through a Gedcompare report, and I can't tell if I have caused a problem (that I can fix before I "approve" it), or why I have certain results that seem to be potential problems.
I understand the need to skip individuals who apparently exist elsewhere in the greater tree. I also understand the need to skip individuals without names or birth/death dates since they are too vague to be resolved.
But a pretty big bunch of my fairly recent ancestors do not appear to exist elsewhere on the WikiTree, and ample details were provided -- but many of them appear to have been pre-checked as "Skips". Some have been dead for over 50 years, so I don't think it's a privacy issue. I tried to find the reason for the "skip" checkmark, and could not figure it out. The possible matches that came up weren't even close to matching my relatives.
I may have accidentally triggered some skips myself by checking "multiskip" on an individual who does exist on someone else's database. I still don't understand "multiskip" and don't even know if I click it twice have I "undone" the multiskip?
Should I click on the option to "Restart your work and clear all skips"?
I should NOT skip the people that I can't find any evidence of existing on the greater tree, right?
Thanks for any clarification you can give. R. Greenup