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How to merge two family trees within same site.
Mitesh Choksi
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One family tree is out of a .gedcom file and another was created online. I have valid data in both of the trees and would like to merge records to ensure that I have only one copy of the tree.

I have seen the merge FAQ for FTB, but I would like to do it online as I have several faces tagged that I am afraid to loose after I re-upload the FTB merged file.

Mitesh Choksi
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RE: How to merge two family trees within same site.
Celia Haupt
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I have the same problem. I do not use Family Tree Builder, and I do not want to lose the matches I have already confirmed in my online tree.
Celia Haupt
Johannesburg
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RE: How to merge two family trees within same site. [2]
Lior Shaked
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Hi Mitesh and Celia, 

Thank you both for writing to us.

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!

Kind Regards,

Lior

MyHeritage team 

Lior Shaked
Israel
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RE: How to merge two family trees within same site. [3]
K-E Hällsten
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Anything new about this?

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.

//K-E

 

 

K-E Hällsten
Sverige
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RE: How to merge two family trees within same site. [4]
billy stenhouse
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I await an update also.

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 ?

billy stenhouse
United Kingdom
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RE: How to merge two family trees within same site. [5]
billy stenhouse
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Hello Lior.

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.

 

billy stenhouse
United Kingdom
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RE: How to merge two family trees within same site. [6]
Lior Shaked
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Dear Billy,

Thank you for the reply.

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.

Kind Regards,

Lior

MyHeritage team 

Lior Shaked
Israel
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RE: How to merge two family trees within same site. [5]
Lior Shaked
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Hi Karl and Billy,

Thank you for writing.

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 Builder here.

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.

Kind Regards,

Lior

MyHeritage team 

 

Lior Shaked
Israel
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RE: How to merge two family trees within same site. [6]
dale hurley
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I may not be understanding this. I am trying to merge my GEDCOM with my wife's GEDCOM to create a joint tree. When done, I seem to get her and me with either her tree or my tree. How do I get both trees? I think I am following directions but I guess not.

dale

dale hurley
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RE: How to merge two family trees within same site. [7]
Shlomi
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Dear Mr. Hurley,
I've replied to you in a private message to try and investigate the issue you are describing.
Shlomi
Israel
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