How to handle multiple matches?

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On a relatively large tree, if I get a match from an ancestor, I often have tied into another tree, so all the preceding generations are naturally matches. Should I initiate a single match, or should I initiate all that I see? I hate to inundate someone with a rash of unecessary requests.

Advise please?
in Genealogy Help by Toby Rockwell G2G6 Mach 2 (25.1k points)

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I was told to start with the oldest match and work forward in time.
by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (771k points)
Find the oldest profiel, (lowest surname-#) and the hightest, Combine, with the lowest as the target. keep doing this until its the only one. Compare before merging 100% though, different parents are conclusive of different people same name.

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