How do i merge two people?
One record have no source and the other have many.
The person in question is Julia Meeks Walker G437-QF6 and the other was created under Julia Meeks GHGK-B9F
@ZScott1 We are looking at both records you have provided. Julie Meeks GHGK-B9F was married to Alan Meeks, if you bring up the source, and her death certificate. Her parents were Griffin Walker and Sarah Young; therefore, her maiden name is Walker. You can edit the record of Julie Meek to read Julia Walker.
Julia Walker G437-QF6 may be a totally different person, since her spouse and parents do not match the first Julia. The same contributor is adding the information to both records. You may want to send a message to him to clarify his research.1
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Whichever way you do this, there are some errors, on both IDs, you should put right first.
The name on the record for GHGK-B9F needs to be changed to Julia Walker, as the maiden name should always be used in Family Tree.
The parents of Julia Walker G437-QF6 have been recorded incorrectly. The father is shown as Simon HESTER, but Napoleon HESTER was her spouse, so presumably the parents are his.
After making any other necessary corrections that currently appear against both IDs, make absolutely sure the two Julia Walker profiles are an exact match. If you are still convinced they should be merged, I think I would perform the merge from the page of GHGK-B9F. In case you have not performed a merge too often, you then need to click on "Merge by ID" and input G437-QF6 in the "Possible Duplicate ID" box.
However, I am confused by your statement, "One record have no source and the other have many". One ID does have one source, but the other has none. Also, did Julia marry twice? The source attached to GHGK-B9F shows a spouse of Allen Meek (who has not been added as a spouse, however. But the spouse attached to G437-QF6 is shown as Napoleon Hester.
So, at this point, I am very reluctant to advise you to go ahead with the merge at all. You really need to confirm relationships here (some of which are either missing or wrong) before making any such move. Unless you are very experienced in working within Family Tree, just leave things as they are for now, but come back here with any problems in editing the profiles, before considering any merge.2