PID Numbers Crossed After a Merge
I don't know if this the right place to submit this question, but I can't find anywhere else to post it, so here goes:
I was doing some merges and noticed that PID# 9J3Z-3HG (Margaret Ethel Dillon) has an unusual sealing-to-spouse message on her Ordinance page. The message reads:
“These people do not have a couple relationship but are the parents of a child. If they were married or lived together as husband and wife, add a couple relationship to link them as spouses, so that you can request the sealing. If they were never married or never lived together as husband and wife, do not have them sealed.” This message applies to a PID# LT9X-97N.
When I open another Family Search window and do a “Find” for LT9X-97N, the system brings up Margaret’s husband, William Grant Pontis (PID# LDY8-Y59). Yes, when I do a find for LT9X-97N, the system brings up a different PID# instead – LDY8-Y59.
After much searching, I found that one of Margaret Dillon’s children (PID# LT96-5Q6), Marjorie Louise Pontis, is probably part of the problem. You will see in the notes that I merged duplicates for Marjorie Louise Pontis: LT96-5Q6 with PID# L744-LL7. When I attempt a Find for L744-LL7, it brings up LT96-5Q6 instead.
Marjorie had been separated from the other children with a duplicate set of entries for the parents, Margaret Ethel Dillon and William Grant Pontis, so I merged the parents and brought Marjorie into the family. I’m not sure what happened that caused the sealing-to-spouse message on the Ordinance page for Margaret (9J3Z-3HG). Nor do I understand why a search for one PID number brings up a different one. Something got crossed. Can you figure this out? That sealing message will drive people crazy trying to figure it out. Thanks.