How do reverse a merge?
I have compiled the following report which shows that an original person was merged incorrectly. I could not find a way to reverse the merge. I have had to start the process with again but it means all the previous temple work is lost. Is this the case?
Who did Frederick William Harold Briffett marry in 1929?
In Family Tree it is shown that Frederick William Harold Briffett [L6CG-JFK] is married to Gladys May Norris [KZMX-RD7].
The question is was Gladys May Norris [KZMX-RD7] the wife of Frederick?
1. Gladys May Norris [KZMX-RD7] is shown as being born in Canada - Carievale, Saskatchewan - in 1903.
2. There are five associated "Sources" of which three are Census records from Canada. These show the following information:
- 1906 shows Gldys Norris daughter of Joseph H & Maud Norris;
- 1911 shows Gladys May Norris daughter of Joseph Henry & Maud A Norris;
- 1916 shows Gladys M Norris daughter of Joseph & Maude Norris.
These records suggest that the parents of Gladys May Norris were Joseph Henry and Maud(e) Norris.
3. According to the Family Tree records the "Latest Changes" show that Gladys May Norris [KZMX-RD7] was "merged" with Gladys May Norris [L6CJ-JKL]. The reason given was that the latter was a duplicate of the former. This appears to be incorrect. The 1911 Census of Wales shows the father of Gladys May Norris [L6CJ-JKL] as Edward John Norris.
4. The marriage certificate of Frederick William Harold Briffett and Gladys May Norris shows the father of Gladys May Norris as 'Edward John Norris'. Details of this marriage certificate are shown in the Family Tree "Relationship Source" for Briffett [L6CJ-JFK] & Norris.
5. There is an indication in Family Tree that Gladys May Norris [KZMX-RD7] was married to "James Marton [MC2P-8C8]". There are no sources attached to show when this marriage occurred.
6. The death of Gladys May Briffett [L6CG-JKL] occurred in 1984; the General Register Office (England) provides the following Index information:
"BRIFFETT, GLADYS MAY; Year of birth: 1903;
GRO Reference: 1984 December Quarter in WESTON SUPER MARE (3071).
Volume: 22, Page: 1185."
The death of Gladys May Norris [KZMX-RD7] married to James Marton has no sources attached in Family Tree but research in Family Search shows the following record in 'Find A Grave, Canada':
"Name: Gladys Marton;
Death or Burial Place: Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada;
Cemetery: Sunset Cemetery;
Death Date: 1988;
Birth Date: 1903."
Similar research shows that James Marton [MC2P-8C8] was also buried in the same cemetery in Canada in 1983.
(i). The two differing sets of parents for Gladys May Norris indicates that there are two different persons with the same name but from different locations - one [KZMX-RD7] from Canada and the other [L6CG-JKL] from England.
(ii). On the marriage certificate for the marriage between Frederick William Harold Briffett and Gladys May Norris the father of Gladys May Norris is shown as 'Edward John Norris'. This is the father of Gladys May Norris [L6CG-JKL] - supported by the 1911 Census for Wales.
The father for Gladys May Norris [KZMX-RD7] is shown as Joseph Henry Norris in the attached Canadian Census records.
(iii). The death of Gladys May Briffett [L6CG-JKL] occurred in 1984 in England. The death of Gladys (May) Marton [KZMX-RD7] occurred in 1988 in Canada.
(iv). There is no documentary evidence of the Canadian Gladys M Norris [KZMX-RD7] leaving her husband James Marton (this marriage needs to be proved), travelling to Wales to marry Frederick William Harold Briffett and then returning to Canada to die with the married name of Marton and not Briffett.
It is concluded that Frederick William Harold Briffett [L6CG-JFK] married Gladys May Norris [L6CG-JKL] from England.
The evidence shows Frederick did not marry Gladys May Norris [KZMX-RD7] from Canada. The documentary evidence shows there was not a 'duplication', hence the merge should be reversed.
1. Reverse the merge to make Gladys May Norris [L6CG-JKL] the wife of Frederick William Harold Briffett [L6CG-JFK].
2. Add sources to Family Tree from Family Search.
3. Inform all parties involved with this correction.