Posted By:Barry Peterson
Subject:Re: Linking 2 families from 2 different files
Post Date:October 09, 2001 at 19:14:43
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Forum:Personal Ancestral File Forum
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>I have completed my family tree and wish to add my
>husband's tree, which I started on a different file when I
>was just starting with the program. Is it possible to
>merge the two files without having to re-enter one of them?

Yes, but... I have some suggestions.

1: Make backups of both files. (Just in case)

2: Create GEDCOMs from both files. (Export)

3: Create a NEW file, give it any convenient name.

4: Import each of the two GEDCOMs into the new file.

5: Use Match/Merge (carefully) to eliminate duplicates who were in both original files.

And you're done.

P.S. I'm going in the opposite direction; splitting my one file into several.