Merge by ID appears to only work in one direction - the wrong direction!
I am trying to merge two persons (both are myself). One ID (LVV3-14J) has no associated links while the other (G7M1-DGS) has many. In attempting to merge the two IDs, I am only offered the option of retaining the LVV3-14J, which has, as mentioned, no associated links. How can I merge these two IDs, retaining the G7M1-DGS data and links?
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
As you indicate that BOTH those individuals/persons are, in fact, you; and, in fact, you can 'see' BOTH of those individuals/persons; plus, you HAVE the ability to "Merge"/"Combine" BOTH of those individuals/persons; then, BOTH of those individuals/persons MUST (1) be "Living"; and, (2) in your "Private Spaces", in your 'FamilySearch' Account.
NO Other User/Patron would be able to 'see' EITHER of those individuals/persons, ONLY you.
That Said; and, As Such ...
I would venture, that the individual/person LVV3-14J, is you, created by the "System"; and, therefore, WHY that individual/person HAS to be the "Surviving" individual/person.
I also gather and would venture, that you must have created a "Duplicate" of Yourself as G7M1-DGS, not realising that you already existed as LVV3-14J; and, therefore that is possibly why your "Ancestral" Lines disappeared; as, they were all tied to G7M1-DGS.
Before you do anything about G7M1-DGS ...
As, LVV3-14J does not have any lineage, make sure that LVV3-14J is MADE a Sibling/Brother to G7M1-DGS.
Once that is done you should be able to "Merge"/"Combine" BOTH those individuals; so that, LVV3-14J is the "Surviving" individual/person; and, ANY, "Sources"; and, "Memories", associated with G7M1-DGS, moving across to LVV3-14J.
Of course ...
IF, you literally transfer EVERYTING, on; and, associated, with G7M1-DGS, across to LVV3-14J; THEN, you may even be able to "Delete" G7M1-DGS.
I hope this work and helps, somewhat.
Merge it the way the software wants to do it. The links and details will move over to the surviving PID. Even Notes should move over. If anything does not move over, you can copy it over from the Change Log of the deleted PID. In a merge the non-surviving PID is not actually deleted, it is just marked deleted and no longer shows up in Find search results. But it is still there.0
Regrettably I tried that, and had to unmerge, as I lost literally my entire tree.0
Thank you, Brett. I followed your advice, adding my father to the "empty" self, thereby making the two duplicates siblings. I then merged the two, and the data and links were preserved.
Again - thank you!0
I am glad it worked.
Just glad I could help.
That is what this "Community.FamilySearch" Forum was originally established for ...
User/Patrons, HELPING / ASSISTING, Users/Patrons ...
And, which has been quite successfully operating like, for a number of Years ...