Will merging combine the sources for later cleanup?

+6 votes
I have some sources I would not like to lose in newer profile. Should I copy them into the older profile first. They are a quote about cause of death from the death certificate. I would also like to add a biography since I slightly knew her when I was a young girl and remember stories about her from my mother.  The other profile is Palmer-16196. I have tried to contact the other PM, but have gotten no response.
WikiTree profile: Amy Eastman
asked in Policy and Style by Judy Bramlage G2G6 Mach 4 (40.2k points)

2 Answers

+9 votes
Best answer
Merging combines all of the sources from both profiles, but you the need to tidy up both the biography and sources to handle duplication and put everything in a logical sequence.
answered by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (618k points)
selected by Judy Bramlage
Judy, Thanks for the best answer star.
+9 votes
The short answer is yes, you will have the opportunity to edit the biography and sources for the final merged profile before it commits to the system.

When you initiate the merge wikitree will ask the person or people on the other profile's trusted list to approve it. If no one on the other trusted list takes any action within 30 days you (or anyone else for that matter) can go ahead and approve the merge. Then you will be presented with the option to select which profile's information to use for each of the usual fields (or even enter new info). At the end you will be presented with the normal text entry field already populated with BOTH profiles' biographies, usually one after the other. Take a few minutes to integrate the text together so you don't end up with two "sources" sections, etc.

So merge without fear! You will be able to keep everything.
answered by Geoff Buck G2G1 (1.2k points)

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