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Merge of sources

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Re: Merge of sources

Posted: 7 May 2013 4:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am not an expert but I think the only way is one at a time.

I don't know about you but when I went through this I found that while the sources appeared to be the same, there were minor difference that I considered important, A mass merge would have lost that information.

I started with FTM Version 16, and had put qualifying in formation in some places I should not have. Without going into the source record and moving those parts to other places they would have been lost.

While it was true for the sources, to illustrate, I will use a place. In location I may have put the correct information but in the description field I may have put a comment that had nothing to do with the place and was a comment on the person themselves. ie name may have been Joe not George.

I went through each source and place and cleaned up the references. It was a big task but my data base is better today for doing it.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
TheDahlstedts 7 May 2013 6:43PM GMT 
rgaddis 7 May 2013 7:03PM GMT 
keithnuttle 7 May 2013 10:40PM GMT 
TheDahlstedts 8 May 2013 7:04AM GMT 
kj_norway 8 May 2013 12:15PM GMT 
TheDahlstedts 8 May 2013 1:21PM GMT 
BrklynBridge 8 May 2013 2:21PM GMT 
kj_norway 8 May 2013 2:30PM GMT 
kj_norway 8 May 2013 4:36PM GMT 
BrklynBridge 8 May 2013 4:59PM GMT 
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