Need help with a merge please

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Mathieson-102 and Mathison-37.  It seems a lot of profiles were created with the incorrect spelling of Mathieson.  They were also created with the wrong father.  I have uploaded Frederick Mathieson-102 War records and wish to keep this profile. The incorrect profile of Mathison-37 I changed the to father to Mathieson-85.  But it asks me to change the surname on Mathison-37.  Which means he becomes Frederick (Mathison) Mathieson as you cannot edit original name of birth.  No idea what to do and I don't want to mess up Mathieson-102 file.  Not sure which entry merges into which.
WikiTree profile: Frederick Mathieson
in Genealogy Help by Gail Mathieson G2G1 (1.5k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway

1 Answer

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You should be able to merge in the direction you want.

Start the merge from Mathison-37 and initiate a merge into Mathieson-102.

You will be asked if Mathieson is the correct LNAB; you write an explanation that this the correct spelling.

Both biographies will end up in the merged profile. You edit to keep what you want.
by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (374k points)
Thank you very much for the quick response.  Most helpful

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