Questions about Gedcompare

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I have several questions as I wade through adding a large ged.com to the Wikitree.

1. For some entries there will be many suggested  matches. If I find one that matches and select "match" do I still need to reject all of the others?

2. Many of the suggested matches are to "unlisted" people - not shown because they are private. How can I compare to these people when I know nothing about them? What I have been doing is rejecting unlisted people, since I don't want to match to the wrong person. This may cause duplicates.

3. On some comparisons, after I match someone, the entry becomes dimmer than the others on the page. What does this mean?

4. On the page that has the long list of people where some are marked "compare," there is a little box on the left that I can check. It says something about "nothing more to do with this person." What is this for? Do I need to check all 4990 of these boxes?

I am sure that once I finish rejecting or matching all of the thousands of suggested matches that I will have more questions, but it is going to take a while before I get there. Luckily I am retired, and it is snowing outside so I have lots of spare time for this.
asked in WikiTree Help by Thomas Odell G2G Rookie (160 points)

1 Answer

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You might want to take a look at this page as it has some tips, hints and links to WikiTree Help pages to assist you in transitioning your GEDCOM file to WikiTree. Especially useful for the newer user of GEDCOMpare.

GEDCOm FIle Usage Primer

This should answer your question and possibly some you haven't thought of yet when you start using GEDCOMpare.

answered by L J Russell G2G6 Mach 7 (79.3k points)

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