Posted By:CARL DUNN
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Subject:merging PAF files
Post Date:January 22, 2010 at 19:59:11
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/paf/messages/4364.html
Forum:Personal Ancestral File Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/paf/

I am new to using PAF files. I have captured quite a bit of my genealogy in a PAF. I have used Family Search and located additional ancestors. I downloaded these findings as a GEDCOM file and converted it to a PAF. Two generations of one line appear identically in my "found information" paf and in my own paf. I tried to merge the two paf files using the Match/Merge feature under tools but was unsuccessful,mostly because i do not appear to know how to use the feature effectively. Under Merge Individuals, I selected one of the individuals [who was identical in my accumulated genealogy paf and in my discovered and downloaded paf] from my paf and selected Next Match icon but the individual who is the same in both files does not show as a match.

Please help.

Can I, how do i merge two PAFs that contain identical individuals [same name, birth date, birth place. death date, death place, father, mother, and spouse]?

THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP.
BEST WISHES.

cbd