We currently do not have the option to merge two trees online, but our developers are working very hard on a new version of Family Tree Builder, which will offer a full synchronization between the program and the site. It should be released this year, so stay tuned- it's worth waiting for!
I thought this was a standard function so I deleted an husband, exported him with his family,
children and ancestors from my familyprogram. But when I've imported his part all I got was
two different trees.
I downloaded a gedcom into my family tree builder which had hundreds of new names but also hundreds of identical names already in on my existing tree and also some persons who were identical but spelt their surname different 450 years ago. I was hoping that they two trees would merge, highlighting duplicates and / or potential ''this person is already in the tree'' type thing which I could then edit, cutting the numnber of duplicates down but this is not the case. The thought of labouriously deleting hundreds of duplicates is off-putting. Can I delete or export the previously imported Gedcom file ?
I am, by now, used to getting generic answers to questions posed which do not address the actual question I asked.
So, I will try again.
Can I export or delete the Gedcom I downloaded into my tree ?
Your answer refers to the FTB duplicate identifier. This is almost useless. All it does is ''what it says on the tin''. It identifies duplicates !! Then....nothing, you cannot use it to delete/merge anything. You still have to revert to manually removing one of the duplicates. I have hundreds, yes HUNDREDS, of duplicates.
If my only recourse to remove all these duplicates is to re-install the old tree from a back up used prior to the gedcom being downloaded into the tree how do I do that? via FTB? How do I identify which 'old' tree to download and replace my current tree with the duplicates therein.
I'm sorry if you feel my answer was not relevant to you.
If merging created many duplicates, I think the best option for you would be to go back to an older version of the project before merging it with another one. You should have it saved on your computer if you backed up your file before merging the trees, so you can restore it and work on that file without the duplicates. It should be on your computer in My Documents> MyHeritage, in your project's folder in Backup.
Please let me know if you need further assistance with this.
I don't have an update yet about the sync between the program and the site. Its estimated release date is in the end of this year.
If you need to merge two trees now, you can do this in Family Tree Builder. In order to merge trees they will have to be exported to GEDCOM file format. You can read about how to merge two trees on Family Tree Builderhere.
Merging similar trees will not automatically merge people who appear in both trees. This means that you will need to detect duplicates manually. This can be done by sorting alphabetically, and then deleting them. Another option is using the “check for duplicates tool” by going to Tools > Check for duplicates.
If you backed up your file before merging the trees, you can restore it and work on that file without the duplicates.