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Merging Two Family Trees
Juan Francisco Bermudez Herrera
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I have over 200 people on my tree and my uncle started one with around 50 and some of his info is more acurated than mine so I want to merge the two trees together. Is there any way of doing that?
Juan Francisco Bermudez Herrera
Guatemala
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RE: Merging three Family Trees
Erwin Salbach
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How do I proceed?
Erwin Salbach
Evergreen, CO
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RE: Merging Two Family Trees
Erwin Salbach
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Juan Francisco Bermudez Herrera wrote:

I have three family trees which are similar and need to be merged. How do I proceed

I have over 200 people on my tree and my uncle started one with around 50 and some of his info is more acurated than mine so I want to merge the two trees together. Is there any way of doing that?

Erwin Salbach
Evergreen, CO
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RE: Merging Two Family Trees [2]
Justyna Lerche
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Hello,

Thank you for asking. There is not possible to merge trees on MyHeritage. You can merge 2 GEDOM in Family Tree Builder. Details can be found here: http://www.myheritage.com/help/2008/10/is-it-possible-to-merge-two-gedcom-files-together/en/

Best regards, Justyna

Justyna Lerche
Polska
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RE: Merging Two Family Trees
James McIntosh
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Check out these two web pages:

http://www.myheritage.com/help/2008/10/is-it-possible-to-merge-two-gedcom-files-together/en/

http://www.myheritage.com/help/2008/11/how-do-i-upload-a-gedcom-if-i-already-have-a-family-site-and-tree/en/ 

Just export your uncle's tree as a gedcom file and then import that file into your tree. 

James McIntosh
Camiri
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RE: Merging Two Family Trees [2]
Juan Francisco Bermudez Herrera
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Sorry but I can't figure out how to download a GEDCOM....
Juan Francisco Bermudez Herrera
Guatemala
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RE: Merging Two Family Trees [3]
James McIntosh
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I'm sorry. My other post was incorrect. This worked for me:

1. Export your tree as a GEDCOM file (Family tree > Manage trees > Export GEDCOM).

2. Get the other data also as a GEDCOM file.

3. Run them both through the  shareware program GenMerge to produce a new GEDCOM file (this program is available from www.genmerge.com and can be used for 10 days to try it out)

4. Import this new, merged GEDCOM file to produce a new family tree (Family tree > Import GEDCOM).

5. There will be some non-merged data because the GenMerge program won't be sure some people are the same. So, next, clean up the new tree.

6. Once you are satisfied with the new tree, delete the old tree (Family tree > Manage trees > Delete).

And, there, you should have a new, merged family tree. I did these steps and it worked for me. 

James McIntosh
Camiri
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RE: Merging Two Family Trees [2]
Juan Francisco Bermudez Herrera
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Thanks i'll check it out and let you know what happens.
Juan Francisco Bermudez Herrera
Guatemala
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RE: Merging Two Family Trees [3]
Linde Wolters
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Dear Juan,

I hope that answered your question. Feel free to contact me if you have any further issues. 

Linde 

Linde Wolters
Sydney
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RE: Merging Two Family Trees [4]
Ravi Purushuttam
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Wow thats really unweildly and messy surley there must be a better way to do it!  What is the Smart Match for? 

Ravi Purushuttam
Canada
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RE: Merging Two Family Trees [5]
Noam
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Hi Ravi,

The Smart Matching feature is not meant for merging trees, but rather for establising links between trees.

We currently have a merge gedcom option in Family Tree Builder, but is is far from perfect, and also not available yet on the Family Site.

We are aware of the demand for better merging tools, for both indivudlas and trees, and will add those in our future updates.

 

Thank you for your feedback,

 

Noam \ MyHeritage Team 

Noam
Israel
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RE: Merging Two Family Trees [6]
Staffan Vilcans
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Noam wrote:

The Smart Matching feature is not meant for merging trees, but rather for establising links between trees.

That's what I paid for.  I thought smart matches would allow me to take advantage of the work of others on the site. Well, I guess it's not so.

Staffan Vilcans
Sweden
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RE: Merging Two Family Trees [7]
Noam
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Hi Steffan,

 

Smart Matches do allow you to learn new information about your family from other tree owners. When you get a Smart Match, you can merge new information about the relevant individual to your tree.

 

But this merging operation is done over facts of the matched individual only, and you must go through the matches one by one, that is you cannot automatically merge 50 individuals to your tree from another tree.

 

There are a couple reasons why we won't allow this:

 

* Such a feature can damage the privacy of other tree owners. We only let you see information about other individuals if they also appear in your tree.

 

*  Some genealogists do not like it when someone can take they're whole research with one click. Smart Matching allows you to build a relationship with other site managers slowly. You can always request to become a member of their site and gain access to their whole tree.

 

I hope this clears things up, let me know if you have more questions.

Noam 

 

Noam
Israel
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RE: Merging Two Family Trees [6]
R. Wurglitsch
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Hallo,

Sounds realy good and IMPORTANT. Some idea when there will be some progress on this?

regards, Rinaldo 

R. Wurglitsch
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RE: Merging Two Family Trees [7]
Noam
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Hi Rinaldo,

 

It is already possible to use the attach \ detach tools online as well as on FTB to solve the problem of circular relationships and duplicates on your tree.

 

If you give me some details on the problem you want to solve, I can point you in the right direction.

 

Regards,

Noam \ MyHeritage Team 

Noam
Israel
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