How should I fix this merge plus changes?
I'm again having trouble with a merged profile. In this case, I'd like to fix it but I'm not sure about the right order to do things. I'd appreciate anyone's help.
Profile 943J-5BT was originally created by FamilySearch for Johannes Noll, born in Klein Eichelsheim, Baden, Germany, with spouse Elizabeth McBride McNalley Noll, born in Ireland.
Beginning on November 8, 2021, a series of changes were made, including, which ended up confounding this person with profile GZHM-SXV for John Noll who was born about 1811 in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany and who immigrated to New York with his wife and three children in 1847. Additional children were born in the US and are now shown as children of 943J-5BT.
It's very clear that these two profiles do not represent the same person as neither dates nor places match, even closely. My cousin, who did most of the changes, has told me she will not be working on FamilySearch any more, so I want to fix GZHM-SXV, who is my second great grandfather and, if possible, remove the bad information, which was added to 943J-5BT.
I'm a bit shaky on the best order to make the changes, so I'll outline what I think I need to do and ask for corrections if I'm not on the right track.
- Reinstate profile GZHM-SXV.
- Remove some erroneous changes made to the GZHM-SXV before the merge.
- Remove the children of "my" John Noll from 943J-5BT and reconnect them to GZHM-SXV. (The wife may be correct for 943J-5BT, so I'll leave that alone)
- Remove erroneous changes made to 943J-5BT and apply them to GZHM-SXV where appropriate. For example, the 1875 census reference I added actually belongs to GZHM-SXV.
- Fix up profiles for the children as needed.
Does this sequence make sense? Or would it be better to establish all the references correctly first, before dealing with facts and sources?
Your help and patience will be appreciated!
Your plan sounds reasonable. Do it, and don't worry. You are doing fine.1
Julia Szent-Györgyi ✭✭✭✭✭
@Charlie Poole, the ability to tag things in the Other box to sources went live one month ago. The reason you can't tag a residence to its source using Source Linker is that this capability did not exist when the Source Linker software was written. (As I recall, the ability to tag Vitals conclusions was brand new when SL was introduced.)0
Ah cool! I see that relationships removed by a merge are put back in place by the restore.
(Thanks dontiknowyou, I'm moving ahead.)0
Mostly done... but one question about a minor detail - although not minor in terms of effort...
I'm having to go to each family member's residence events and tag each one individually to the source. It seems like that should happen when I attach the source and the residence event is created. Is there something I can do to make it happen more easily?0
Thanks. I'll have to decide if it really matters enough to do it every time. Right now, I'm being a perfectionist. :-)0
I don't bother tagging residence events. I do check that events match the sources and remove events not supported by a source. I also standardize the events fully so they all appear on the Timeline map.1