problem with identifying right sibling

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have two siblings with long list of names both having part as Juan Diego. In future entries Juan Diego is named as parent without further clue as to which. parents etc matching. I have made an educated guess and explained the situation in biography. would appreciate comments as to the acceptability of this. the ID is Garcia_Alcaraz_y_Mula-2
in Genealogy Help by John Macdonald G2G3 (3.8k points)

Hello, John!

To clarify, you want to match your source document to the correct individual?

Garcia_Alcaraz_y_Mula-2 is one choice; is the other choice De_Mula_Garcia_de_Alcaraz-7?

A simple quick fix is to attach the source to both profiles and explain in both biographies.

not quite. we have two brothers both containing the name Juan Diego along with other names, one of them goes on to have a family and grandchildren but in their entries he is only referred to as Juan Diego. I have chosen to select the later one as the most likely parent and explained the problem in the biography. I have also attached a copy of his baptismal entry
I see. You need to identify who is the correct individual so you can link his descendants.

You can create the descendants' profiles and not link them to the father, if you need to create the profiles now. Then when you discover which is the correct father, you can link the profiles. If you do this, DO NOT create profiles as siblings (unless you have the correct mother identified and can link to her to create the sibling bond); if you create siblings without a parent to link them, they system automatically creates a father to link them.

However you choose to proceed, remember that errors are fairly easy to fix (as long as you have editing permissions for any related profiles). You don't need to worry about making a mistake - it can always be corrected!

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