I am sure these are the same. I created French 8617 as a place holder while waiting for merging to French 1958, which includes much of the documentation and photos that I posted to my own Ancestry tree years ago. The French 1958 profile's owner, Mark Hopkins, has not contributed since January 2017. I requested a merge on May 6, 2018. Merge help page stated that a proposed merge is considered granted if unanswered after 30 days, but I still see no merge.