I need to merge listings. Unable to find the button to do it. Please help.

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I have THREE listings with my credits in them. I want to merge them into one.

This is the one I want to use:  6555714 Lydia Gaebe Bishop

These are the two I want to merge into the one with my full name  2259442 and 6418134

I must be blind, but I cannot FIND the button I'm supposed to use to access the "merge" feature!

Someone please help!  Thanks!
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Lydia: Here's how to do the merge.

Go to the page for one of your non-preferred name versions, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2259442/ for Lydia Bishop (I). Go to the bottom part of the page and click "Edit page".

On the next screen, on the Name Correction or Merge line, select "Add correction". Scroll down and click "Continue".

On the next screen, there will be a blank space in which to enter the corrected version of your name. Enter it as:
Bishop, Lydia Gaebe

Below that, there will be a checkbox marked "Preserve previous name on existing credits. i.e. '(as Lydia Bishop)'". Make sure that that box is checked.

Below that, there will be an Explanation box. In that box, enter something like, "I am this person, Lydia Bishop, but I am now using my full name Lydia Gaebe Bishop only. This page should be merged with the page for my full name, Lydia Gaebe Bishop." Click "Check these updates".

On the next screen, you will get a warning that says, "You are about to merge two separate name pages into one. Are you sure you want to merge this person with Bishop, Lydia Gaebe? ..." That's exactly what you want, so check the box marked "Warning understood, go ahead anyway." Click "Re-check these updates".

On the next screen, your data should appear with a green background and you should be able to click "Submit these updates".

Then go to your other non-preferred name version, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6418134/ for Lydia Bishop (II), and follow the exact same procedure.

During the correction process, some of your credits may disappear temporarily, but that problem is unlikely to persist for more than 2 days. Once the process is complete, all your credits should appear on the page at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6555716/ for Lydia Gaebe Bishop.

I hope this helps. Good luck!