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!! NEW !! Member tree function: *Merge Duplicate People*

!! NEW !! Member tree function: *Merge Duplicate People*

Posted: 1354926901000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1354927036000
The details are on the Ancestry blog (US).

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/12/07/member-trees-m...

Re: !! NEW !! Member tree function: *Merge Duplicate People*

Posted: 1354940553000
Classification: Query
That particular feature if it works as intended will help considerably. I try very hard to not add duplicates but oftentimes they creep in when I don't realize that the Mary that John married after Alice died was also Alice's sister Mary whom I already had under her maiden name.

Re: !! NEW !! Member tree function: *Merge Duplicate People*

Posted: 1355033533000
Classification: Query
I agree - if it works as intended, this will be a big improvement.

Re: !! NEW !! Member tree function: *Merge Duplicate People*

Posted: 1355242049000
Classification: Query
It really does work! Last night I had one of those things where a "Mary" (spouse with no known last name) turned out to be someone who already was in the tree, so I tried this merge function and it worked perfectly - no need to change things bit by bit, then move the previously saved documentation to the profile that was being kept, etc.
The facts and the documentation all went to the consolidated profile.
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