Could the Change Logs be retroactively rebuilt?
FS suggested a merge of KZB9-N1Z (John David, my 5g-father) with LCT4-FFF (Capt. Thomas Leigh), which suggestion I reject; different names, wives, children, birth places, died & buried on different continents. I will skip the rhetoric that comes to mind...
The interesting thing is, it warned me that John David's dossier is already the result of numerous merges. How does it know that? The change log does not show a single merge. There is a series of changes in 2016 that might suggest someone did a merge, from the reason given: "data matches", but that could also be a reason for attaching a source, altho there's no hint that any source was attached, but it doesn't say what the discontinued dossier(s) might have been if it was a merge.
How does FS know that there were numerous merges? Apparently there is more information buried in this system than meets the eye. Most of these change logs are sorely defective but maybe the data exists, just doesn't appear in the log? Which suggests a possible fix that somebody could implement: mine all that hidden data and put it in the change logs. Good job for some new hire junior programmer?