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Add an entire tree to my tree?

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Re: Add an entire tree to my tree?

Posted: 9 Oct 2012 6:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
IMHO!

Software merging of trees at best is a "crap shoot". Why? Because unless each tree was produced by the same software, many tags or "facts" are not always equal and information can be lost. Also when the software does a compare of like named people in the matching and merging process you may get false positives that will need to be cleared and for large DBs this could be very tedious.

Andy is also correct about sourcing issues. Many people forget about duplicate sources that may not be merged or the sourcing information may not use the same standards or just many be real bad.

Using a GEDCOM to merge is hard if you are not an epert with GEDCOM. One mistake and your DB is really messed up.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
nojive 13 Jan 2011 5:56AM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 13 Jan 2011 6:24AM GMT 
nojive 14 Jan 2011 3:37AM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 14 Jan 2011 4:15AM GMT 
nojive 14 Jan 2011 5:56PM GMT 
wendylight1 6 Oct 2012 2:33PM GMT 
kj_norway 10 Oct 2012 12:54AM GMT 
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