Boone / Boon Merging [closed]

+9 votes

I'm starting to get questions from folks trying to help work through the Boone / Boon family tree and deal with all of the redundant profiles.  I thought I might share how I go about dealing with it in hopes that it may alleviate some of the frustation.  First, it is always much easier to start with the oldest profiles first.  So.. Here is how I go about it.

  1. Use the surname search capability and put in Boone
  2. Sort the surname by Date of Birth (this will make it much easier to spot duplicates.
  3. Look at the section titled merging and click on the Merging:
    Click here to show merging and matching options.
  4. Now starting with the profiles at the top of the page work down.  When you see identical profiles click to compare them and if you believe they are the same person propose a merge. 
  5. If you see that a merge has already been proposed  you can either ignore and move on or if you would like to you may post the proposed merge on the arborist page. and we'll look at it.

Don't get frustrated!  You probably shouldn't start cleaning up the Profiles till the dust has cleared or you will drive yourself crazy.  People are much more aware of the pain caused by duplicate profiles and we are seeing many less problems now that GEDCOM uploads have new capabilities. 

Happy New Year!

closed with the note: Old news, profiles and project protection have solved this issue.
in Genealogy Help by Ed Burke G2G6 Mach 2 (24.2k points)
closed by Robin Lee

1 Answer

+2 votes
I've found records dropping the "e", mostly census.
by M Hilliard G2G6 Mach 2 (22.9k points)
I have been chasing the Boon Boone thing for years. I followed my grandmother (b.1885) into this puzzle, she cared a lot to be a descendant of Daniel. Me, not so much - I prefer accuracy.

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