Thank you for your reply to me here on the forum and I will be happy to help you with your situation.
Please take a look at the following link from our new Help center that I have provided for you due to the length of the text within. I am sure this will guide you through the process of merging your duplications.
Another reason for dulicates is that MyHeritage can NOT cope merging of trees, it supersilusly beleivse that it MUST be the master tree source, so if a member uses a different program FTB can't merge in another GEDCOM file without producing duplicates for every person.
The only other alternative is to add yet another tree to your site, and go through the matching proces yet again, do this a couple of times and the other member also does this and you end up with an expotential growth in matches, eg
1 tree = 1 match fo rthe same person
2 trees in each members site = 4 matches for the same two people
3 trees in each members site = 9 matches for the same two people
4 = 16, 5= 25 etc.
Now when checking "Smart Matches" take say take 90 seconds to verify each set, people soon get bored of checking the same thing over and over again so sto, also with the older trees not being updated erros are perpetuated
I my-self have a tree of some 15,000 people that generates in 3,000 trees some 13,000 matches that will take me some 75 man/hours to clear, in the meantime my partner will add some 100 more people to our tree (held in a stand alone progam, MyHeritage is one of several sites that we update)
I would love to know how I can get out of this perpetual treadmill of validating "Smart Matches"(sic) some 60% of which I have to reject, all because I can not merge a new GEDCOM file with all my updates with an older tree.
When records are old they are pretty generally available. But family can get them much more easily though you will probably have to apply to the appropriate authority and pay a fee; for which you will get an official copy of the records, though, and those often have more information such as number of children born, names, mother's maiden name...
As a new user please let me take this opportunity to advise you that this forum is a place for users to share ideas, gain necessary technical advise or assistance from either the MyHeritage Team or any other MyHeritage member that feels they have the necessary knowledge and or experience to help.
The Pork and Pork products posts previously posted are not along any of the above mentioned lines and were therefore deleted. This was not done due to any antisematic reasons this was done simply to remove unnecessary and non-informative material.
We here at MyHeritage reserve the right to delete any unwanted forum post that contains material we feel is ineffective to the user community and or contains profanities (even though symbols are used instead of letters).
You are welcome to share your GreatGrandfathers champioin pig breeding stories by creating for him a profile card within your family tree and editing his details to contain as much Porcine information as you wish. This will then be shared amongst the users via SmartMatches between yourself and millions of other family trees around the world.
I hope this has helped explain why and proven useful to you.
I have looked through the Help topics, but I did not find a detailed explanation of Sync's logic and merge order. What happens if and when the FTB tree and the site tree have conflicting information? Are changes in the trees date-and-time stamped? I want full control vested in my FTB tree maintinance, and I want complete knowledge of the details and direction of change. Can I have it?
Your Family Tree Builder and online trees will automatically sync with one another every 24 hours, even if your Family Tree Builder is closed (as long as your computer is turned on!). The sync will also occur every time that you save your project.
Photos and tagging of photos that are added by other members of the site will also be conveniently synchronized to your project on Family Tree Builder.
The information that always prevail is the one on the site. That happens because otherwise, information that would be added online by your site members would be overridden by the version of the tree that you have on the Family Tree Builder.
In case of discrepancy, on the Family Tree Builder you will receive a pop-up message telling you about that discrepancy and giving you the option to either upload the version from the FTB to the site (and therefore override the online version) or download the site version (and therefore override the FTB version).
First let me say I hate your weird contact form, I can't work it out. If I have a problem I want to go to a standard contact form, not get lost in a mess of questions and answers. I'll look through them all by myself.
Hence the question here, I couldn't work the form in Help.
A relation and myself have family sites with exactly the same name. It will be a lot less confusing if one of us changes.
I have read "How can I change the name of my family site", but I have a further question;
If I follow those instructions, will the name change in Family Tree Builder as well or is there something else I need to do?
You have corresponded already with us before, through the Support Team e-mail address. So, if the Contact Form is difficult for you, you can always get back to us by sending a message to the same e-mail address, in case you specifically want to contact the Support Team.
The Forum, as you may have so far noticed, is a public open area for users to exchange experience and help. And although we from MyHeritage Team do moderate it, that is sometimes not the fastest way to get in touch with us.
And the answer for your question then is: yes, it will change automatically in your Family Tree Builder and there's nothing else you need to do other than change it online.
Thank you, and please remind me...what IS the e-mail address?
I would have used it if I could have found it. As I explained I searched for the address under Contact, where one might expect to find it.
P.S. Just because I managed to do it before, that does not mean I remember how to do it again. I suspect that at that time I looked it up and found it under Contact and you have since 'improved' the system. G.