Problem merging Miles-5251 into Miles-6547.

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System disallows this merge since Miles-5251 was created before Miles -6547..  However, Miles-6547 has relationships that are correct and Miles-5251 has none.  HELP.
asked in WikiTree Help by Scott Atkinson G2G2 (2.7k points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry

4 Answers

+5 votes
You need to merge into the lowest number unless there is a different LNAB, which is not the case here. The relationships and both biographies will be visible in the merged result.
answered by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (618k points)
That does not make sense to me, sorry.

then can Miles-5251 just be deleted?
No.  Lynda is right.  When you complete the merge, you choose which dates, places and relationships go in the resulting profile.  You also get to edit the biography to keep the correct information.  Nothing from either profile that you want to keep gets lost.
+6 votes
Hello Scott.

Please see here:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Merging#Using_the_merge_table

The WikiTree ID of the final profile will be "Miles-5251", but the final "new" Miles-5251 will have the data (Parents, DOB, text, etc.) you select/enter in the merge table.
answered by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (398k points)
+4 votes
'Merging' doesn't mean 'overwriting' or 'choosing one and deleting the other'.  It means something like 'squishing together', so all the information is available in one profile; then you choose which information you want to discard.
answered by Ros Haywood G2G6 Pilot (491k points)
+5 votes
When you merge them in the correct direction - into the lowest number when spelling is identical, you will see the relationships come with it.

When completing the merge, parents and spouse will show up the merge page. Make sure that the dial buttons are checked off and they will go over in the merge. Children will automatically go with the merge.

So any relationships on Miles-6547 will go over to Miles-5251. Nothing will be lost.
answered by Susan McNamee G2G6 Mach 3 (33k points)

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