Duplicate persons being added to FamilyTree by FamilySearch
Example: Bernard Jasper Beach PID LLM9-H4D
Existing Child Beatrice Leona Beach PID MW18-VSF. This instance of Beatrice is well sourced and her DOB and Death dates are complete.
Since I "follow" Bernard Jasper Beach, I just got a notice that a change has been made, ie a change in relationship. upon investigation I find that the following "new" child has been added to this family group:
Beatrice Leona Beach PID GNGT-85D dob 29 Oct 1912.
This "new" child has the identical name, dob as the existing instance of Beatrice already in Family Tree. This "new" instance only says it has been added by family Search. No document is attached to this new instance.
Family search family tree recognizes that a duplicate has been created. I get a notification on Bernard Jasper Beach's person page that duplicate daughters exist.
- WHY is this happening? What is the source of this new person? It seems like is coming from some type of campaign that FamilySearch has initiated. I mention this because this exact same scenario has happened with other families I have worked on.
- This is very discouraging and leads to ongoing efforts to merge these "new" instances who never should have been created in the first place.
- These "new" instances that are being created VIOLATE ALL OF THE RULES we ask patrons to follow when adding new people to FamilyTree: (a) Check to be sure the person you are thinking of adding is not already in FamilyTree: We want to avoid duplicates to avoid duplication of temple work. (b) add sources to support the names, dates and relationships for the person you are adding. ( C ) identify yourself as the person making the change so that other researchers can collaborate with you about the person you have added.
- Is there any way to stop this from happening????