Cleaning up a messy merge

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I've read the merge FAQ and the multiple merge help, and I always look to "clean up the profile" some. but there are some merges that give multiple siblings, spouses, and children. I am proposing merges for these redundant profiles. The question is: Do I need to propose a merge for all three generations? And, do I need to propose merges for all the people in the list. To avoid flooding profile owners, I have been proposing one match, and making a note saying that there were multiple people in the family to merge. Is this sufficient?
in Genealogy Help by Toby Rockwell G2G6 Mach 2 (25k points)

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This can always be a bit gnarly if the other profile owners aren't motivated.  Asking to perform a merge and stating that there are others connected is a good first step and lots of people respond quickly.  There are times though that you may just have to accept some redundancy until they finally read their email.  If it goes on to long you should ask for support.

I try not to fixate on any one person in my tree.  Do a little, make a request then move on to the next one.  Hopefully it all works out.
by Ed Burke G2G6 Mach 2 (22.9k points)
selected by Keith Baker

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