Merging 2 profiles

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I've been merging for some time but today I'm trying to approve a merge where the surnames are different,  so I was being  extra careful to make sure the remaining profile had the spelling of  Fulham.     The merge proposal doesn't make it  clear what the merged profile will be.   I know it's the second ID listed on the merge (when setting it up)  but that's not evident to me when trying to approve a merge someone else set up.   Does anyone know how to verify a new ID for a merge before approving it?   (I looked at the merge tutorial but it doesn't seem to match today's merge options.)

I'm trying to approve  Fullam-7  into Fulham-39
WikiTree profile: Francis Fulham
in WikiTree Help by Peggy McReynolds G2G6 Pilot (477k points)

1 Answer

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The person that completes the merge, will have the option of selecting the correct LNAB, so be sure to post a comment on both profiles, with reference to the sources for the surname, that should be selected.
by Patricia Roche G2G6 Pilot (887k points)
Thanks for looking into this so quickly.   

Soooooo,   I had assumed when the merge is set up,   ID #2 is set to be the New Profile ID  and to change it would require a new merge proposal.   Good to know it's not.     It's really only of interest to me when the profiles don't have the same surname spelling.

I might wait and see what the other profile manager wants.
I've sourced Susannah (Hammond) Fulham/Fullum's birh in 1726 Newton, Ma and her marriage to Francis Fulham/Fullum in 1740, also in Newton.  Four sons were born in Massachusetts, from 1741 to 1761.  Francis's surname was also recorded as Fullam.  More research is needed, but I hope this helps!

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