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TOPIC: [SOLVED] Merging 2 trees

Merging 2 trees 1 week 6 days ago #1

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I have 2 trees, my tree and my girlfriends tree, now we are married and i want to add a existing person as wife but the program wont let me add my wifes name because she is in another tree.
Any suggestions on how to do it right ?
Thanks in advace
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Merging 2 trees 1 week 6 days ago #2

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You cannot create a link between two trees.

webtrees uses the GEDCOM format to store/process your genealogy data - and this format does not support links between separate trees.

You can merge the two trees into a single tree.

There's an option in the control panel to do this.

Note, this just adds all records from one tree into the other.
If you have any records that are the same in both (e.g. common ancestors, media objects, sources), then you will need to merge these records afterwards.
There's an option in the control panel to help find these duplicates.

If you have two trees, A and B, then I'd suggest the following plan.

Review/accept/reject any pending edits.
Create a new tree C. Call it "backup of A".
Export from tree A into a GEDCOM file.
Import this GEDCOM FILE into C.
This will create a backup of tree A. Backups are always good!
Merge tree B into tree A.
Merge any duplicate records.

If everything looks OK, delete your backup tree C.
If not, revert your changes by exporting from C and importing into A.
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Merging 2 trees 1 week 6 days ago #3

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Thank you for the respons fisharebest
I will try to do what you say in your description, and i will return with the result

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Merging 2 trees 1 week 6 days ago #4

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And so u said, it has been done perfectly, thank you for the help fisharebest

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