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    Hello! Looking for ideas and help. I have just upgraded to Reunion 13. And want a fresh start! My sources are a mess. I have 851 sources. I have 2500 persons in my tree. Most from Ancestry. Some are doubled. All are free form. Now would like to get them sorted out. What should I do? Delete them all and start again? Or go one by one and try to get a system? Thanks in advance.

    #2
    Not sure exactly what you are trying to do other than remove duplicates, but whatever you do don't delete them!

    My sources were a mess too, but I am going through them one by one fixing them and removing duplicates as I go. In order to keep track of which ones I worked on, I saved all my sources as a text file, then brought them into Google Sheets where I mark them off as I go. Plus I keep the old source (in google sheets) and add the new one in case I make a mistake somewhere.

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      #3
      I've had to do that with some sources and I concur with going through them one by one. When you're editing each source you can assign--or reassign--a template to the source and copy parts of your free-form citation into the appropriate template fields. Then you can delete the free-form text when you're satisfied you've got everything you want in the other fields. After you've assigned a new template to a completed source, it will be easy to spot the remaining free-form sources in your source list. That seems much easier than starting from scratch.
      Dan Kiefer

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        #4
        I entirely agree with Dan.

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          #5
          Thank you everyone for the help.

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            #6
            Originally posted by moytura19 View Post
            Thank you everyone for the help.
            I'm afraid there's no easy way for this!

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