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From: Phil & Heather <>
Subject: RE: [FHU] Merging / duplicates?
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 11:21:33 +0000
Your method *may* work but wow! it is very prone to error! An automatic
method is of course overdue <grin> and I hope Simon realises what a bugbear
it is for all of his users. Let us hope that he can work it into the very
next update. I, for one, would rather Version 2.1 was late rather than have
it missing, or in Version 2.2! Another problem, which Jane *does* not
address is where although the two RIN's look alike, they contain
conflicting information. In this case, I suppose we must refuse to merge
them, or add a note to the merged record?
In a similar vein, there are several web sites where GEDCOM utility links
occur. I heartily recommend a visit there (Use www.google.co.uk and look
for "GEDCOM utility")
It includes utilities (plural) to remove most details of those still alive,
comparing GEDCOM files,
is one of my favourite URL's.
Look an analyze and Ged Commander while you are there.
[A GEDCOM 5.5 anorak!]
At 10:51 12/11/2002, Jane Taubman wrote:
>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.
>Web Site http://www.taubman.org.uk
>--- "John Spurr" <> wrote:
> >Dear List
> >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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