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Need Tech Advice Re: Database Mgmnt & Upgrade

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Re: Need Tech Advice Re: Database Mgmnt & Upgrade

Posted: 6 Jan 2013 10:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jan 2013 10:49AM GMT
I would only export to GEDCOM if I were transferring the information to another software program. GEDCOM doesn't support everything FTM does and vice versa. You're bound to lose stuff by using GEDCOM.

Your same concept will work, however, by exporting to separate FTM trees. Here's what I would do.

1) Create a new blank tree called "combined.ftm"
2) Take my first tree (e.g. "tree-a") and export people from it that I know are not duplicated in any of the other trees. I would call this "uniques-from-tree-a.ftm". I would then export everyone else from tree-a to a new file called "manual-merges-from-tree-a.ftm". I would then tuck tree-a away in a safe place.
3) I would then open up combined.ftm and import uniques-from-tree-a.ftm.
4) I would then repeat two steps above for all the other trees, merging the known non-duplicates each time with the combined.ftm. When you're done with this, you should have one tree left over to be merged from each of the originals:
5) I would then merge each of the leftover trees, manually deciding on each person. (I wouldn't let FTM make any decisions.) I would also check each merged duplicate against the original to make sure all the facts came over.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
NorskyGal 27 Dec 2012 10:20PM GMT 
silverfox3280 27 Dec 2012 10:46PM GMT 
NorskyGal 27 Dec 2012 11:54PM GMT 
serenity20061 5 Jan 2013 10:42PM GMT 
NorskyGal 6 Jan 2013 12:38AM GMT 
MarcoScavo 6 Jan 2013 4:34AM GMT 
NorskyGal 6 Jan 2013 12:53PM GMT 
MarcoScavo 6 Jan 2013 5:47PM GMT 
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