How to fix a profile that ended up with "Anonymous" for names, and put in the correct names, and then merge it?

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I was entering information for "Captain David Judson" (Judson 609), and I didn't know where the "Captain" should be.  As a matter of fact, there is some debate as to whether or not "is it a POSITION or a NAME?" because in records, it states his "name is: Captain Judson".  Anyway,   I tried to enter "CAPTAIN" as part of the first name WITH "David". I  tried to go on with the information slowly to see if any "merge with..." showed up.  This person is a well known historical person, and I assumed the merge would show.  It didn't.  And as I got down further, I saw the 'merge' quickly pop up, then disappear.  SO I tried quickly to wipe out and delete the "Captain David" and just leave "David" - but then the ANONYMOUS popped up in not ONE name space, but TWO!!!  I can't get rid of the ANONYMOUS!!!  and I can't merge, either!  There should be a "search" area where I can type in my query, but all you have are menu titles, and that does NOT help.  Please help, it is JUDSON 609, and if you can delete it, please do so!  Thank you... WAIT - I JUST TRIED POSTING THIS WITH THE "JUDSON 609" AND I GET A MESSAGE TELLING ME "

That WikiTree ID does not exist (Judson_-_609

 

what is wrong with this site????? 

 
 
 
in WikiTree Tech by Bella Conner G2G2 (2.4k points)
...it'll get easier.  :)

If you delete the first name or preferred name they are auto-replaced with Anonymous, that's all.  I replaced David in those fields (the preferred name is the same as the first name in most cases).  Also, I put Capt. in the title box which you can delete if that is not correct (that won't get replaced with Anonymous).

For the Wikitree-ID, it is case sensitive as in Name-1234 (no underlines or spaces allowed).

I saw the duplicate and I've initiated a merge.  You can scroll down to the bottom left of his profile and click on Compare and when you agree click merge.  Then the other profile manager will need to also approve the merge.

Best of luck!

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