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I understand your video and I agree with your assessment. However, I have separate census citations for each member in the family. I think this is because of how my ancestry tree synched into FTM. How can I merge these citations so that each citation is linked to all family members versus just the one. Thank you!
Bob,I have answered your question, twice now.Russ
Thank you Russ! I am new to the whole blogger thing. But I appreciate your answer! One more question... after I "household" my citations how will it be affected when I synch with ancestry? Thanks again. I just found your blog today and look forward to all of the helpful information!Bob
Bob,You have no control over what Ancestry does in your Ancestry Member Tree.Sync works very well, but Ancestry changes what we have done in Family Tree Maker.Bottom line, Don't worry about it. BUT, I do NOT recommend you downloading an Ancestry Member Tree into Family Tree Maker. Totally Rely on your Back Ups. I have a number of blog posts on Backing upRuss
Hi Russ. I am new to blogging. I, too, want to know how to merge duplicate "source citations" and watched your video. But my "Sources" aren't as exacting as yours are. E.g., mine for the 1920 Census, as inaccurate as it may be, is "1920 US Census, www.ancestry.com." That's it, and I have many duplicates. Can you please let me know where I can find your answer to the question of how to merge them? Thank you very much, Marilyn
Marilyn,What is a duplicate Source to you?I have 11 1920 U.S. Census Source Groups. NONE of them are Duplicates.One is California, Orange CountyMaryland, Harford CountyNew York, New York CountyNew York, Westchester CountyNot of them are duplicates.They should NOT be mergedRuss
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