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How do I merge duplicates in my Family Tree Builder project?

If one of the individuals in your tree has been entered in two places by mistake, you can merge the duplicated cards using the Attach / Detach feature in Family Tree Builder.

You can read about this feature here:  How can I attach / detach existing people in Family Tree Builder?

These are the steps you need to take, if a certain individual was entered twice into the tree:

1. Sort the list of individuals in your project by first name, to help you find the duplicate:

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2. Go to the card with the least amount of information and carefully copy any notes, photos, citations, etc. Then delete the card by right clicking on it, and choosing Person > Delete person.

3. Go to the remaining card of this individual, and use the Attach feature to connect him to all the individuals that were disconnected from the deleted card.

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