Monday, October 9, 2017

FTM2017 - Merge Duplicate People, Not in the Find Duplicate People Report

As a follow up on the Find Duplicate People Report, this time it is for a Duplicate person that does NOT show up in the Find Duplicate People Report.

Copyright © 2017 by H R Worthington


  1. Text directions would be so much easier.

    1. Rebecca,

      Maybe, but you can always pause, rewind the Video


  2. Very nice description!
    I have in the index next to the tree a couple of people in duplicate, but the person ID is the exact same number. How is that happening and is there anything I can do about it? Also A lot of facts like Marriage are now in duplicate or even triplicates for some people. Can I somehow find those easier than having to go through each person by hand? Also how did that happen, I only entered the fact once.
    Thank you!

    1. Wissenschaft? Lehramt!,

      Where do you enter your data? In FTM2017 or an Ancestry Member Tree ?

      Do you manually enter the PersonID ?

      Normally, the PersonID is a system / program generated number. NOT duplicated and if you remove that profile, the number is NOT used again.

      I sounds like you have either merged some files, do a lot of work on Ancestry, then use the FamilySync feature to get that information onto your computer, or you don't use the Compact and Back Up your file. (that is in the order in which this might happen).

      When you say duplicate or triplicate, are ALL of the FIELDS for those FACTS EXACTLY the SAME or does one fact have the date, another the place, a third date and place ?



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