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Program Suggestion

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Re: Program Suggestion

Posted: 19 Feb 2013 8:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Feb 2013 9:33AM GMT
You can run "find duplicates" after each merge or entry. It's already automatically on when you make manual entries.

But,it is very imperfect and will not find all duplicates.

There are people known as John William at age ten and William John when adults. Known as Willie as a youth and Willis or William as an adult. Estimated ages from known facts for the the same person entered twice may be too far apart for the program to catch. Maiden names known from one merge, and not from another. Smith might not catch Smyth. Hallock won't catch Hollock.

etc, etc, etc.

If the program is made "looser", you will get too many false positives and spend all your time investigating "possible" dupes that aren't really dupes, that it simply is not worth it.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
terry_and_kay 18 Feb 2013 2:01PM GMT 
silverfox3280 18 Feb 2013 3:02PM GMT 
terry_and_kay 19 Feb 2013 12:07PM GMT 
keithnuttle 19 Feb 2013 2:36PM GMT 
silverfox3280 19 Feb 2013 3:15PM GMT 
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