After merge i now have two of each name

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I'm Wardle535..  I merged some of my Denning's  and ended up with the children listed twice.. Like in Denning 143   and some others.  How do I del the extra names with out  messing things up.  

Thanks guy.
WikiTree profile: James Denning
in Genealogy Help by Harvey Wardle G2G5 (6.0k points)

2 Answers

+5 votes
It's because when you merge a person, some of their family that were attached are also on different profiles and so come together as duplicates on the one profile. For instance, the two Charles R. Dennings, that are now there as sons of James Denning, are duplicates. They both have different profiles numbers (Denning-157 and Denning-396). You just need to follow the same match and merge procedure until all the duplicates have been eliminated.
by Gillian Thomas G2G6 Pilot (181k points)
+2 votes

Hello, Harvey!

Short answer is that there are duplicate profiles for the children (at least for Charles), too.

If you open the 2 links for Charles, you should notice that the profiles have different WikiTree IDs (Denning-157 and Denning-396). These are probably duplicates and should be merged. Or there may be incorrect data related to some profiles, so follow the advice in the next paragraph before trying to correct anything!

I noticed that Denning-157 is also linked to James as his brother; James is also linked as his own brother! I suggest you first make yourself a hand-drawn chart to verify all the family links before you proceed with any corrections.

If you need additional help, just post again!

by Lindy Jones G2G6 Pilot (227k points)

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