why did my account change to the one i merged?

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i merged Enders-66 to my tree Enders-161 and now i cant find anything on my tree just the merged one. please help
asked in WikiTree Tech by Pam Enders G2G Rookie (250 points)

Looks like you merged your profile with your husbands? Merged Enders-66 into Hinman-701: my husband

I don't know if your husband can roll back the change on his changes tab?

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Pam, you apparently merged an ancestor of yours with your profile which resulted in it being combined into Enders-66. Somehow you then merged Enders-66 into your husbands profile. This resulted in everything being merged into Hinman-701. You will need to create a new profile for yourself and for the profile of your ancestor that was merged away. If you need help doing this, get in touch with me and I will work on it with you.

answered by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (408k points)
selected by Patricia Roche

Looking at her contributions list... she already created a new profile for herself prior to these merging mishaps: Enders-195 (though, I'm not sure why. Perhaps she was trying to figure out how to connect herself to her husband)

There was another proposed merge of Hindman-701 and Endres-161 ("re" not "er") -- I canceled that one.

Thanks for catching that, Dennis. I missed it.
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Hi John and Welcome to WikiTree
I think what you are seeing is that your new profile, Enders-161 was merged into Enders-66. I hope that all the information you added to the profile still exists (it should). Here is a link to information about merging : https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Merging, Also, below I added the information about the direction of a merge.  If this does not answer your question, please come back to G2G and we will try to help.


Direction of a merge 

One profile is merged into another. It's not that the two profiles are combined into a new, third profile. Therefore, the "direction" of a merge matters.

We always merge a new duplicate into the original, first profile.

The only exception is when the original profile had an incorrect Last Name at Birth.  The Last Name at Birth forms part of the WikiTree ID, e.g. Franklin-1.

For example, a duplicate of Benjamin Franklin, e.g. Franklin-2, would be merged into Franklin-1. But if the original was called Frnklin, it would be merged into the first profile named Franklin.

answered by Kristina Adams G2G6 Pilot (139k points)
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Hello, Pam,

It looks like you have merged the profile of an ancestor with your own.

Here are two pages you should read.

Adding Family


Merging literally merges two profiles into one and is only done in the case of duplicate profiles. 

Because you've merged into an active WikiTree account, you may want to contact info @wikitree.com (take out the space between info & @) to request help sorting this out.

Don't worry, we all make mistakes! They'll help you fix it. Welcome to WikiTree!

answered by Deb Durham G2G6 Pilot (726k points)
edited by Deb Durham
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Pam, you apparently are misunderstanding "merging"

Merging, combines two people into one person.

What I think you were wanting to do, is to "connect" your tree. For connections, you want to "add" parents and/or children (or spouse)
answered by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (396k points)

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