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Merging Sources - Advantage or Not?

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Re: Merging Sources - Advantage or Not?

Posted: 1 Jan 2013 12:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
I've had the same issue with duplicate sources and I've seen several other comments about the same. I have corrected my sources twice, a couple hundred each time. Not fun! I called tech spt when first noticed and was told there is no fix.

I had not had this problem until I added comments to my FTM sources then uploaded to ATM where I discovered they were shown as new sources, effectively a dupe of the original from ancestry. They cannot be changed on ATM. Of course on the next sync, ancestry sent the original source with any new citations back to FTM. Now it is an unending, continuous thing. I don't know if I caused the original dupe issue by adding the comment or if this is another abnormal, routine occurrence.

The merge vs. replace I think pertains to citations and sources, respectively. The citations are merged but the first source is replaced with the second. This is one process that seems to work. :)



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AlexKrycek 1 Jan 2013 11:55AM GMT 
silverfox3280 1 Jan 2013 1:38PM GMT 
AlexKrycek 1 Jan 2013 3:36PM GMT 
silverfox3280 1 Jan 2013 4:42PM GMT 
AlexKrycek 1 Jan 2013 5:40PM GMT 
lbragg 1 Jan 2013 7:37PM GMT 
sturdy2 1 Jan 2013 7:51PM GMT 
silverfox3280 1 Jan 2013 8:04PM GMT 
sturdy2 1 Jan 2013 8:16PM GMT 
sl_kelly 2 Jan 2013 11:44PM GMT 
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