How to resolve overlap; where the same person appears twice?

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Are Lydia Ann Killian Fillmore, Killian-302 and Killian-572 the same person?
WikiTree profile: Lydia Fillmore
in WikiTree Help by Charles Lovelace G2G1 (1.3k points)
recategorized by Dorothy Barry

2 Answers

+8 votes

Hi Charles:

Looks like profiles were already merged on 30 May 2016,  Found in changes section of profile: Homer Hopper edited the data for Lydia (Killian) Fillmore. (Merged Killian-572 into Killian-302: Clear duplicate.) 

I cleaned up biography after the merge that was done. Took out duplicate information and took out source in marriage location, that was also listed in sources. 

If you see conflicting information now that the merge was done you could make a note in the Biography section so that you and the other profile manager(s) can look into it. But the merge can not be undone. 

Seems to look like the same person merged together but your sources can help determine that. Thank you for your contributions to WikiTree!!

by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
+3 votes

Quick answers to your questions, Charles:

- Resolve "overlap" (also known as "same person") by merging.

- Yes, apparently they are the same person!!

One point to note on merges is that while the merged-away profile's WikiTree-ID will no longer show as the ID in a profile's URL (could I possibly state this more confusingly?), the merged-away profile's WikiTree-ID (repeated text for clarity) still may be coded on other profile pages.

by Lindy Jones G2G6 Pilot (210k points)

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