LNAB: which Moses should be merged [closed]

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Abigail Axtell m. Moses Eager.  

Moses' surname, Eager, matches with others in his family line.  

But Eager-233 is a higher number than Eagor-1.

Question:  Do Wiki procedures mean I should merge Eager-233 to Eagor-1?  Or vice-versa?

Abigail's profile shows both names as her husband.  Axtell-38  By the way, she is recognized for patriotic service in Massachusetts; her married name is Eager, not Eagor.

  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed July 6, 2017), "Record of ABIGAIL AXTELL EAGER ", Ancestor # A133150.

Thanks in advance!

 

 

WikiTree profile: Abigail Eager
closed with the note: The merge has been completed.
in Policy and Style by Janine Barber G2G6 Pilot (171k points)
closed by Janine Barber

1 Answer

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You should merge Eagor-1 into Eager-233 if that is the more common way you find Moses' surname.  WikiTree's policy is to use the lower-numbered name as the merge-into UNLESS it is not the correct last name.  In this case, you need to ignore the numbers and choose the best name. I don't know when the DAR record was created but if it was in the last 5-10 years, they were pretty sticky about getting the last names as they were spelled at the time in documentation.  If I were merging, I would take Eagor-1 into Eager-233 and then add Eagor as an alternate name or at least make a note in the biography.
by Kathy Zipperer G2G6 Pilot (302k points)
Thank you for your excellent advice.  Today the merge has been completed, and Moses' last name is Eager -- which is the LNAB, according to many sources.

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