Can the 3 same Rebecca Bowen & George Smith managed by different people be merged?

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I connect to George Smith/Schmidt (abt 1731 Germany) & Rebecca Bowen (abt 1748 Virginia/ Ireland) but they are managed by numerous people.  I have seen research that differs so I understand how the dates and locations differ but they are clearly the same people.  Is there a system procedure to merge people or do the individuals need to concur?  If I request to be trusted by each manager, could I merge them?  I am attempting that with Owen Adkins and Agnes Goad but there are only two managers that I found.

Thanks, Jo Ann
in WikiTree Tech by JoAnn Miller G2G4 (4.9k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway

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Jo Ann-

Joining the trusted list of each profile is one option. However, this can be difficult and time consuming. The other option would be to request merges into the lowest profile number like this-

George #3 into George #1 and George#2 into 1 and Rebecca the same way. The key for you will be when you propose the merge explain in the text box how you know they are the same person and why the dates/locations may be different. The differences may be resolved before or after the merge. PM's who know the family in question should be able to follow your reasoning.
by Anonymous Knight G2G6 Mach 3 (35.5k points)
selected by Tim Word
Thank you Freida.  I will get my research together and propose the merges.

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