Re: Robert Corey Brooks - Duplicates LVPF-RZ3 and GYN7-FQN
A couple of years ago I started entering a bunch of family members with info I had received from my Grandmother/family and followed many hints. Since then I've slowed down to try to learn how to do this correctly with sources, etc.
Anyway, I recently noticed that I have an ancestor Robert Corey Brooks who is entered as 2 people (LVPF-RZ3 and GYN7-FQN), one as himself, and another as his own grandfather. Both persons have sources that show dates that place him as the child of Walter H Brooks (see 1880 US census), but for some reason, he ended up being Walter H Brooks' father as well (Also, looks like there are additional duplicates further back for Walter & Maria).
I am not getting a prompt that says there are duplicate persons. What is going on here and how do I manage this? Currently, I am wary of deleting or changing anything because I'm not confident yet in how this all works together.
The following is what (I think) I understand from some research and old family notes: Walter H Brooks b1829 is father to Robert Corey Brooks b1868 (US Census 1880). Robert Corey Brooks was first married to Henrietta Nyqvist (my grandmother wrote Henrietta's last name as "Nitecrist" in her notes. I'm guessing this is what it sounded like), but Henrietta died young (1897 according to a search of the Greenwood Cemetry in Brooklyn). Robert married again in 1899 to Ann Hensen/Hansen from Denmark (This was her 2nd marriage as well, her married last name in Denmark was "Nelson"). Side note: my g-grandmother (Robert and Ann's daughter) was named Henrietta. I believe they did this in honor of Robert's 1st wife.
Long story short, I have people in my tree who are duplicates with sources and I don't know how to correct this. Any help or guidance would be appreciated!