How do I merge duplicate records when the sex is different?
Louvia Pope LRSN-LJX and Louvie Pope 0JSR=LP4 seem to be the same person. How can I merge these records. Ordinances have been completed for both.
Gordon Collett ✭✭✭✭✭
The above comment was accurate a year or so ago. But an update in Family Tree last year makes the process much simpler.
Simply determine the correct gender and correct the one that is in error. Any ordinances that are no longer valid because of the correction will immediately no longer show in Family Tree but will show as available.
Merge the two records.
You do not need to notify anyone. Just go ahead and get the records correctly merged if they really are the same person. Be cautious because in some languages the difference between the -a ending and the -e ending is the difference between female and male forms of the names. For example in Norwegian Helga is a girl and Helge is a boy. Are you certain these two are not twins? (I have not looked at their records.)0
When there is a record for both genders, but seems to be the same person. as in the case of Louvia Pope, if Ordinances have been completed for both genders, once sources validate the correct gender, then Family Search needs to be notified that Ordinances have been completed for incorrect gender.
What do I do when temple ordinances were done for the wrong sex?
The records can not be merged0
ME Doran mod
@NidaLewis ,Based on this article, https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/article/what-happens-to-a-persons-ordinances-if-his-or-her-sex-is-changed-in-family-tree, it is no longer necessary to inform FamilySearch that the ordinances were completed for the wrong sex.0