View Full Version : The Angst of Adding a New Family's Gedcom

29 July 2005, 04:43 AM
Fellow puzzlers

29 July 2005, 07:37 AM
In this situation the easiest option is probably to Match and Merge these "few" duplicated individuals.

Probably the safest way to do this is to Mark the pairs of duplicates, 1 pair at a time - ie two marked individuals who are the same person, then select Match and Merge People... from the Find menu.

Tell it to Match Marked people to Marked people and then the next window that appears will allow you to merge the higher numbered (newly imported) person into the existing person. Save the changes.

Repeat this for the other duplicated people.

You could mark all of the pairs at the same time and choose Marked People to Marked People, and try and do one Match and Merge operation, but I've found that Reunion doesn't always find all the pairs in such situations, so unless you pay careful attention you'll end up with "odd" end results. Doing them one pair at a time ensures that you get them all.

Good Luck


Mary Arthur
29 July 2005, 07:55 PM
[QUOTE=AlanDrake]Fellow puzzlers