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From: Jane Taubman <>
Subject: RE: [FHU] Merging / duplicates?
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 02:51:07 -0800 (PST)
What I have been doing is editing the GEDCOM file directly.
Find the ID of both persons. Search down the GEDCOM to find the records for them. Copy all the related records to a new document, search for all links to the person to be deleted then change the numbers to the person to be kept. If you have family on both people you need to think carefully which way to merge them.
Copy any information over to the person to be kept and then delete out the records for the person to be removed. Then run through GEDCHK to look for errors. Load into FH and check very carefully.
Note for Julia if I had known about GEDCHK when we worked on your data it would have helped.
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--- "John Spurr" <> wrote:
>Julia wrote>> Has anybody found a way to merge people or check for
>duplicates within a
>single gedcom, or this yet another item for the wish list?
>Well, I certainly haven't and would like to see this function urgently. I
>think it is a high priority for the wish-list (has this list closed yet for
>I see from an archive email back in June ("Early Problems", June 9th) that
>Simon indicated the workaround was to copy data from the lesser to the
>greater individual record, then delete the lesser. Apart from being tedious,
>does this work where both records have links e.g. one is top of a tree and
>the other at the bottom of another tree? It also sound from Julia that even
>the record deletion process is not without risk.
>and>> I don't know about the rest of you, but I would really appreciate some
>indication of what is definitely going to be fixed/added in the upgrade
>and when it is likely to appear.
>Yes, some clue as to the date would be useful. Before Xmas??
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