Lost marriage date during merge

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I merged these profiles
Merged Latsky-93 into Latsky-11
Merged 
le Roux-990 into le Roux-985
Merged Visser-1175 into Visser-1102:
Merged 
le Roux-992 into le Roux-914: 

My problem is that after the merges only the marriage date of  Larsky11 to le Roux 914 was carried over. The other two's marriage date was not

How can it be recovered and what went wrong?

 

asked in WikiTree Tech by Louis Heyman G2G6 Mach 4 (40.9k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway
The changes are listed with the dates here I think. http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Latsky-93&diff=32929873&oldid=32929819
Thank you Tess
Hi Louis... did that solution provided by Tess work out ok for you?
Hi Tess

Got the data back but for the world of me, I still do not know how it happened to throw away the two marriage dates and one came through

1 Answer

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Best answer
When doing a merge, you really need to pay attention to the data under "marriage" during the compare.   Whereas, if there are parents, a birth place, etc.  on one profile and not on the other, Wikitree suggests that the final profile have the parents, birth place, etc. with marriages it does not work this way.   I have done the same thing a number of times.   Not sure why it is designed this way, but, I remember from another question that marriage data is "stored" differently in the database.
answered by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (481k points)
selected by Louis Heyman

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