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Merging Duplicates

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Merging Duplicates

Post 01 February 2021, 17:43

In am fairly new to Geneanet although I use many other genealogy software/websites. I find this system SO frustrating. I dont have any problems with the other systems .

I had a duplicated person in the tree. I have made a note of the number for both of them and have tried to merge them but all I get is an ERROR. There was a slight difference in their individual records and I have tried to edit them to make them identical, still ERROR. I thought maybe it is because they are linked to other other family members so I unlinked them and tried again, still ERROR.

Through this unlinking, linking and editing process I have ended up with further duplicates so the problem is getting worse not better. I have spent the best part of three hours on this this afternoon and am slowly loosing the will to live. I have searched and searched the forum for an answer to my problem to no avail. I am at the point now where I am considering deleting the whole tree and importing a gedcom from another system where I know it is correct, it seems to be the easiest and less time consuming option at the moment, but before I do I thought I would ask the community because if this happens again, I do not want to be deleting and importing Gedcom all the time. There has to be a way of correcting errors more simply surely?

Any help or suggestions gratefully received.

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Re: Merging Duplicates

Post 02 February 2021, 08:44

Please go to https://gw.geneanet.org/wooftyjones_w?m=DUPLICATES&sz=200&spouse=on&unnamed=on to easily merge duplicates.

Note that if you don't make the corrections in your genealogy software, you will overwrite the corrections made in Geneanet next time you will import a GEDCOM file.
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Re: Merging Duplicates

Post 02 February 2021, 15:35

Thank you for that information. I have already tried that but neither of the individuals concerned appear on the duplicates listing, I think I have finally manged to correct the duplication. Whether is is more by luck than than anything else, I found the people concerned, clicked Edit on the right side of the tool bar, clicked on Edit individual, scrolled down to Merge with, clicked on that and merged the family. It looks to be corrected now.

Thank you for your help.

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Re: Merging Duplicates

Post 03 February 2021, 09:16

Please give the address (url) of the page where you have duplicates.
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Hi!

I have the same problem trying to merge duplicates. I finally found the menu item and page to do so, but the "first name . number last name" never works. I tried all sorts of ways to write it (with and without spaces), but still no luck. This should be way easier to accomplish!

Thanks,
Felicitas

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Thank you very much! That helped a lot!

Best regards,
Felicitas

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Great!
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Jean-Yves BAXTER
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