Family Tree Flooded with Duplicates
Please see the record in Family Tree (FT) for: Mary Ann Turner Female 4 March 1859 – 22 April 1913 GWXT-L3N. As of 23 Sep 2023, she is listed in FT with 69 children. One child, Fannie Turner, is duplicated 59 times. When you look at her Latest Changes, you see that 16 other duplicates for Fannie have been merged by other people. Latest Changes also shows that most of the records for Fannie were entered into FT 4 April 2023. Fourteen records were added by a user with the Contact Name of CommunityCensus Project, and then many other records were added the same day by another user. Many of the records are mentioned in Latest Changes with references to a source, United States Census, 1900. The question is: how did FT allow all of those duplicates on 4 April? Usually, when new records are added into FT, FT flags them as possible duplicates. Perhaps these names were added in to FT with a GEDCOM. But the names had to be Computer Generated in some fashion if they all came in on the same day. So the other question is: if all of those names came in to FT because of some glitch or hiccup in FT, can they all be deleted from FT as a group, instead of manually merging all those duplicate records? Perhaps the Community has heard of similar things that have happened to FT, and what might be the best approach to resolve those duplicate records.