Number of duplicates in the world wide tree
terry blair said: In my little corner of the world I spend much of my time merging duplicate records (principally from the Northern US). Unfortunately, some of the duplicates are self inflicted, but most seem to be left over from earlier days, although besides my duplicates, some are modern. Based simply on my experience, I would venture to say that perhaps one quarter to one third of the records in the US portion of the tree are duplicates. Do the number of duplicates vary by region of the world? What percentage of the records being added on a monthly or yearly basis are duplicates? I suppose it doesn't really matter, as all the duplicates have to be found and eliminated, but are there any better ideas or actual numbers?