Limit Merge results
I'm finding numerous "persons" that have 35, 52, 106 children; from numerous spouses. It appears that people get a little carried away with MERGE. Many of these are merges that - if more carefully vetted - would be marked as "not a match". However, since humans are what humans are, and don't watch the results carefully the result is a real mess. The one I worked on all last week to untangle had 32 children from one wife - a total of seven other wives, with two or three children each. The children were born in a 15 year period in 7 different English locations and in North Carolina. When searching the SOURCES for the children in an attempt to untangle the mess - I found that some of them had christening records which indicate a father of a totally different name - James instead of John and in one case Thomas . One child was born 212 years before the principal person (father). I know there are times we absolutely MUST merge people. I know there is already a message of warning about numerous merges. However, can the computer check to see if the resulting person has more than a standard amount of children. For instance - if the result of a merge would create more than xxx amount of children in a family - post an error and require the operator to explain why? Perhaps require the operator to more closely examine the results?
I'm sure this is an engineering issue.