Deleting anonymous people in suggestions list

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When I first started wikitree I would add a new person expecting that I would be warned about a potential duplicate, which isn't always the case, and before I discovered merge. When I discovered there were two same people I deleted all the info from the person I had added. Now I have a lot of anonymous people in my suggestions list. How can I rectify this? Thanks
in Genealogy Help by Carmel Cartile G2G1 (2.0k points)
retagged by Lynda Crackett

2 Answers

+4 votes
I would suggest simply merging them into existing profiles. Just make sure the profile you wish to keep is the one you merge into and not the Anonymous profile.
by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
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Carmel, you can restore the information on the anonymized profiles. Click on the Changes tab and browse the changes. When you get to the place where you removed information, you can use "Restore" to get the profile back in its first state. Or you can note down the information and re-enter it in the profile.

When this is done, search for matches. This should point you to duplicates. When you find clear duplicates, propose a merge.

This is a bit more complicated than just merging into another profile, but this will ensure that the merged profiles were always intended to represent the same profile.

I'm aware this all sounds quite challenging. But it is harder to explain than to do.
by Isabelle Martin G2G6 Pilot (419k points)

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