Proposed merged stuck for days

+1 vote

A few days ago I proposed a merge because a new profile had been created "Halenbeck-31" and which represents the same profile data as "Hallenbeck-12" well These are the same same individual "Jacob Casparse Hallenbeck" born between 1650 and 1660 to Caspar Jacobse. Please merge the two profiles.  Then I made the mistake of creating his spouse as a duplicate so "Dreeper-1" already existed, and Dreeper-2 needs to be merged.... into Dreeper 1.... I want to keep building out the Wikitree, but this is holding up my Hollenbeck line.  :( thanks. 

WikiTree profile: Jacob Casparsz
in Genealogy Help by Miranda Cartier G2G2 (2.4k points)

2 Answers

+6 votes
It is waiting for approval from the Profile Managers on both profiles.  Once that has been given, then they should be able to be merged.

If no approval is granted, after 30 days, they will go into default approval and you will be able to merge them.
by Susan McNamee G2G6 Mach 5 (50.3k points)
+5 votes
This merge actually wasn't ready to be completed, since there was an open question regarding this man's LNAB, and neither profile provided sources suitable for determining what his LNAB was. Members often get frustrated when the New Netherland Settlers Project insists on finding the LNAB before completing a merge. However, it's desirable to minimize the number of LNAB changes (so it's best to get the LNAB right before a merge is done), and lack of a correct LNAB can be a serious detriment for research -- when we don't have valid information on the name(s) that a person used, it may be challenging to find sources.

New Netherland Project members who don't like to wait for merges can expedite the process by doing the research needed to determine a person's LNAB.

In search of this man's LNAB, I found some church records for baptisms of his younger children in a free source after following clues on  On the page I found an extract from the Anderson article listed in the Sources section of the profile, with some linked pages that have land records from earlier in his life. From those sources, I learned that he never used the name Hallenbeck under any spelling. Based on the spellings for his name found in the earliest record, I changed the LNAB of one profile to Caspersz. That profile is now project-protected and will be the destination for the merge of the Halenbeck profile. Phew! Case closed!

Now we need to determine the LNAB for his wife.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

I found this article that discusses land patents and Hans Dreper (spelled that way) on Page 30

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