Where do we start the process to merge two individuals?
It would be helpful to you if you would view some training video about the merging process before you start merging. I'm sure others will post some helpful links for you.
Usually the process starts from the person's detail page. You should see in the Research Help box on the right a notification there is a POSSIBLE Duplicate, click on that to start.
Be Sure these are really duplicates of the same person. If you are not sure, then leave it alone and don't merge. You will want to keep the more complete and sourced PID as the survivor.
A good question. You can also find answers to your questions by using the Help feature at the top of any FamilySearch screen by clicking the Help icon (the small circle with the question mark), then Help Centre [Help and Learning]. Enter a few key search terms to find and select knowledge articles appropriate to your question.
Thank you. Certain they are duplicates. Same name, same birthdate, different mothers who were both wives of the father.
Someone has added baptisms of three children conducted on the same day but not noticed the eldest had a different mother, who died 3 days after he was born.
i'm not clear on what your issue is exactly. Do you see the Possible Duplicate notification in the Research Help box or not? If not you will need to go to Tools and then Merge by ID. Posting the PID numbers is always helpful when asking a question.
See article, How do I Merge Possible Duplicates and How do I merge Duplicates by ID
I did not know where to start looking for what you have now told me is labelled Research Help. Could not find articles, but you have now listed them. I will have a look in detail later when I have time. These baptisms had been added in June so I think a duplicate was created to hold one of them. The child was 7 years old.
Thanks for your help, Sally
Thank you TACE. At first I apparently had no reponse from the ? I think the website is generally a bit slow loading for me, I do not have the best connection anyway but noticeable on FamilySearch. Patience required. Will sort this duplicate in due course. Sally
@Sally3891 Maybe I can help you. I am a serving FamilySearch Missionary. The following Knowledge Article will help you. It will show you how to merge.
Thank you TACE. Sorry not to reply previously, had commitments pending, which is why I left it, but on my return I sorted it, and another one. Then I came across one more yesterday! I have just put up a question under Indexing about a divided household in the 1851 census. I did not complicate it by saying the brother at the end of the household had been attached to his niece as a brother, and therefore became the son of the head of household. I had managed to detach him, then merge him with his correct birth identity before formulating my question. I'm learning!