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Subject: RE: [FHU] Merging / duplicates?
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 13:00:53 -0000
Nice to know I'm not the only one suffering from this one..
Thanks for the suggestion Jane, but I can foresee far too many errors
creeping into my data that way, but at least it is a solution.
I must admit it was downloading gedcoms from IGI and Vital Records that
started me on this too. I had never tried that before, and I don't know
whether this new IGI system has made it more complicated but just trying
to get rid of/merge 9 or 10 sets of duplicate parents made me very aware
of this problem.
In all honesty though, I find the whole FH merge routine rather
unsatisfactory - it seems to want to merge the most unlikely of records,
and on even my not very large file I spend ages selecting records and
then clicking on discard. There must be a better way to do this,
As Jane says, the query tool is superb, but I really would like to be
able to use just one program for my work, and not have to keep swapping
Is it worth anyone who has developed any really useful query ideas
posting them on here to save us all reinventing the wheel? I'm quite
willing to put the ones I have done up, they are not terribly exiting,
but I've found them very useful.
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