Patricia, Isabella Loftin is an ancestor of mine. I feel your pain about the "merges".
I started a "TREE" for myself and stopped at generation 4. Seems there is a profile for my Gr Gr Gr already out there. I looked at it and , well.....I will say " Oh dear " :-(
I have been tracing the family history for 42 years myself and I was handed the family genealogy from a Great Aunt that had been researching the family genealogy for 30 years. SO..... I would say that what I have is pretty good information. What I see on some profiles here is a "oh dear"..... What I can offer is NOT in a library, Its NOT in Washington DC, it's all first hand accounts. Here on Wiki Tree, THAT does NOT COUNT for anything. Or does it ??? Maybe its a good question to ask ??? I think I will do just that .
ANYWAY...Back to the MERGES..... You have your profile.... Then you have to pick a merge from 3 to 7 already done...... So which one ??? Then... Is this a GOOD merge, OR is this a BAD Merge ?? What if you picked one and it ends up being a bad one for the person who made the profile ? Now there are problems for the innocent person who made a GREAT PROFILE !!!
SHEEESH !! Wiki Tree needs to fix this issue !!