How to suggest a whole family merge

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Not sure how to ask this question.  New profiles added have created duplicates of others.  How do I suggest ,to PM of these new profiles, that they need to merge with duplicates?  I am not one of the PM's, so do I have to suggest a merge on each profile or should I send a message and let them know there are a lot of duplicates and hope they do the merges?

URL is just one of duplicates, Wisdom-602 and Wisdon-92, and rest of family.
WikiTree profile: Thomas Wisdom
in WikiTree Help by Sandra Vines G2G6 Pilot (140k points)
recategorized by Jillaine Smith

2 Answers

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In general, merges should be approached from the earliest date to the latest date. So I suggest you start by contacting the earliest profiles’ p.m.s and putting a merge at the bottom of their profile page. The reason for the proposal will appear in an email that will go to each p.m.

Then you can follow on with later profiles.
by William Arbuthnot of Kittybrewster G2G6 Pilot (185k points)
edited by William Arbuthnot of Kittybrewster
+7 votes
You have to do the merges one by one, earliest ones first, completing each generation before starting the next.  In your comment proposing the merge, you can explain the situation and alert the PMs about more merges to come.  You might contact the PMs separately, but I don't think it's necessary because a contact is built into the merge proposal.
by Living Tardy G2G6 Pilot (773k points)
Thank you,
I do suggest that you contact the profile managers if there are more than just 5 or so merges.   They will be getting an email for each merge request and may get tired of all the "emails".
And if you see someone creating a slew of duplicates, they may need mentor attention so fill out a Mentor Intervention Request.

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