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Duplicate People
Kaila Welsh
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I recently imported a GEDCOM file and ended up with duplicates of every person in my tree, which was realized too late to actually fix it. Now I am left with over 820 duplicate entries, some with more information than the duplicate copy.

 Adding on to the duplicate person tool, a feature where you could merge duplicate people would be nice. This way, you wouldn't be left to delete and move people by hand or broke linage, and you could select which information to change/move over/etc.

Kaila Welsh
Harpers Ferry, WV
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RE: Duplicate People
Windows User
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Having learned the hard way, Frown I now know that it pays to backup your database BEFORE you import any new information...
Windows User
New York State
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RE: Duplicate People
Paul Pedersen
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I am standing in the same line, waiting for  a good method of dealing with the duplicates that have arrived by trusting the SmartMatch and merge features.  I would suggest an "equals" command that tells the program that this person is the same as the other entry.  At that point - with some good programming - the software should be able to rearrange the family lines successfully.
Paul Pedersen
Canada
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RE: Duplicate People [2]
Esther Weinberg
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Hi Paul, 

Thank you for writing to us.

At this point in time we do not have a formal merge duplicates feature.

In order to merge duplicates, please use the following instructions:

How do I merge duplicates in my online tree?

 

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

Best Regards,

Esther / MyHeritage Team 

 

 

 

Esther Weinberg
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RE: Duplicate People
Jon David
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EVERYONE is repeatedly banging on about duplicates and reviewing other posts there seemed to be something in the pipeline to match and merge. Surely with all the smart matching etc and your fabulous face recogntion this would be a doddle to do for you talented guys?

I have just purchased an alternative product to do this for me but pulling everything out into a gedcom, downloading to another package, choosing the duplicates with the most information, deleting redoing a gedcom and returning to ftb (because I hate the other one) is also a nightmare. Not sure if I am losing information this way too.

So I'm with the OP, and when you do reply tell us WHEN WHEN WHEN! Set a countdown clock on your site, we are all waiting

 

Jon David
United Kingdom
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RE: Duplicate People [2]
Isolda L
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Hi Jon,

We are currently working and developing many new features for the site.

Thank your suggestion - I will forward it to an appropriate team for consideration and hopefully, in the future, we'll release an improved feature.

 

Best Regards,

Isolda,

MyHeritage.com team. 

 

 

Isolda L
רוסיה
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