GEDCOMcompare = I have some entries that match more than one WikiTree entry. What do I do?

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My name is Edna Lowery, and I am new to WikiTree, though not to genealogy. I am reviewing my GEDCOMcompare report now, and I find that some of my entries match to more than one existing (suggested) WikiTree entry.  What do I do?  An example is when one match is very clear, having the same dates, family members, etc., and the other is a general entry, having only broad dates and no family members.  I'm tempted to simply reject the latter, although broad dates and specific locations are correct.

Thank you for any assistance you may provide.
in WikiTree Help by Edna Lowery G2G Crew (420 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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It's likely that you've discovered duplicate profiles needing to be merged (we have had way too many of those).

I suggest that you mark both of these profiles that you describe as matches in GEDCOMPARE.

Then open the two WikiTree profiles, scroll down to the bottom of the screen on one of the profiles, and use the links there to either propose a merge (if you think the two profiles probably represent the same person) or mark them as unmerged matches (if you are very unsure). Use the link under "Pending Merges" to propose a merge (and explain your reasoning in a comment) or use the link under "Unmerged Matches" to "add a match."
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Dorothy Coakley

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