Merging Person Recently Died
I am familiar with doing merges and have done several of them, but I want to make sure before I do this merge that I do it correctly b/c it is a bit of a new scenario for me. My step father recently passed away. I have him loaded in family search and recently changed him to deceased. My step sister has her own record of him and recently did the same thing. If I merge the files together, I want to make sure that her private living info is still tied to him (ie - herself, her kids, etc) as well as my private living info (myself, my kids, etc). Additionally, she has his parents and ancestors tied to him in her file and I don't have that info in my file. So, the bottom line question is.....when I merge them together, will we both still see our private living info under him (even though it is different info - separate families) and will I now be able to see his parents, ancestors, etc that have passed away? Will it matter which one I merge with the other? We both have the same info about him. Thanks
Update - I went ahead and merged b/c I knew I could undo it if it didn't work. I merged my step sisters id number with mine and kept my id number. When she refreshed on her side all of her dad's siblings and living relatives she had manually entered were gone...I have undone it, but not sure how to do this moving forward.
Her profiles of living family members should still be in her private tree space. She can re-attach them to the new, merged profile.0
she tried but that didn't work. I did the merge and kept my id number. When she refreshes on her side, she see her dad, herself and her kids, but all of her dad's living siblings (and one that died) are no longer there. I didn't have those siblings attached to him when I merged him....not sure how to fix this or what she needs to do after she refreshes her screen.0
It sounds like she is looking at his profile on the tree. She needs to look at her private tree space. On the web interface every contributor has their own private tree space and the link to it is the same:1
Merging in either direction should not have had any affect at all on any relationships between living and deceased people. Is sounds like you may have found a new and very serious bug.
Since this deals with living people, I would suggest you try to get a live session with a support person who can see both your living people and your step-sister's living people, go through the merge with you, and see what is going on. If you are in the US or Canada, you can try the new Google Meet option: https://www.familysearch.org/en/fieldops/united-states-and-canada-contact-us1