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From: "David Ball" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Merging projects
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 15:06:40 -0800
Agree with Terry that you will only have more than a few duplicates if both primary lines
have some common ancestors.
Don't forget to run VFI and Optimize AND do a backup on both projects before doing the
merge process, as well as on the finished combined project.
After the merging of the datasets, you should delete the dataset no longer needed (the one
that only has half of the combination), so you won't be seeing duplicate people across
datasets. You will still have all of that data in the original projects anyway.
In addition to merging the duplicate people, you also should consider merging duplicate
sources and duplicate repositories, if any. Be cautious, though, about merging sources
without looking at them carefully to be sure they are truly identical.
As well, I would open the Master Place List and scan down to spot "nearly" identical
entries that only differ by something as simple as "NY" versus "N.Y." that can be made the
same. After cleaning up the Master Place List, again run Optimize to clean up all of the
TMG files to show your place changes.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:] On Behalf Of Tom
> Sent: December 14, 2009 1:32 PM
> I'm going to help someone combine two separate TMG projects; one has their
> maternal line and the other has the paternal line, each with 6,000 to 8,000
> So... is this the process?
> 1. Merge projects
> 2. Merge datasets
> 3. Check for duplicate people
> 4. Merge two people, etc, repeating for all duplicate people
> 5. Check the results.
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