Hi. I've been updating my tree for a couple of years. Still using FTM2006, I'll generate a privatized GEDCOM file, which is uploaded to rootsweb. This works well, except the duplicate facts still bother me.
Example: Go to my tree http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=dallen24_...
. Search [Allen, George W]. You will see two records: Allen, George W b:7 FEB 1860 in Newton, Wisconsin. Select it.
Right away you see duplicate names. Seems to me a clean file should show:
Name: George W Allen, source 1,2,3,4
Name: George W Alen, source 5
Name: George Allen, source 6,7,8,9
Duplicate names is probably why my 12,000 person database has 36,936 name entries. Other records should also be combined. Example:
Birth: 1860, source 1,3
Birth: 1860 in Wisconsin, source 2,4
Birth: 1860 in Wisconsin, Wisconsin, source 5,6,7,9
Question. Is there a GEDCOM utility or a merge feature in a software package I can use to merge duplicate facts? Any reply would be appreciated...Dennis