The Possible Duplicates feature of Family Tree does not work and will continue to defeat the purpose
Marcia Lee Sorenson said: This is not an idea or praise, it is a complaint! I have sent this problem to feedback at least 8 or 10 times in the last 4 years, and the problem has not been fixed. In my opinion, the problem has gotten worse. This is the problem...THE POSSIBLE DUPLICATES FEATURE DOES NOT WORK! Supposedly, the goal of Family Tree as the improved version of new.familysearch or temple ready was to avoid adding duplicate individuals to the system. Supposedly, now the technology was better and was able to recognize the John Johnson and Jon Jonson and Jon Jonsen was the same person when they came from the same place and had the same parents, etc. Well, I am so discouraged with the possible duplicates feature because it does not work. One time out of 100 will the system come up with a possible duplicate when I am looking for an individual or adding a new individual to Family Tree. Yet, if I type in the same person using the find button, the person is almost always there. Actually, there is usually many of the same person in the find button. However, I have typed in a person in the find button and it will tell me there are 2000 individuals with that name. Then the find button says, "The following results do not match, but they may help." What criteria do you use to locate individuals with the find button? I just typed in Finbo Hasli in the find button because the possible duplicates says there are NO possible duplicates in the system. Actually, the second person in the Find button under "The following results do not match" was Finnbo Hasli! He was born in the same county in Norway and had the same wife name and his birth year was within 17 years of each other. After finding both Finbo Hasli's under the Find button, I went back to my Finnbo Hasli's individual page and then clicked on the Possible Duplicates feature. Guess what?!! The system said there were NO POSSIBLE DUPLICATES! How can we get the Family Search engineers to fix this problem. The whole goal of Family Tree as the improved version of new.familysearch was to eliminate the DUPLICATES. Instead, many duplicates are being added every day and will continue to be added to the system as long as the possible duplicates feature does not work.