GEDCOM Import Instructions - Add info about making sure import uses birth last names? [closed]

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Would it be possible to add something to the GEDCOM import instructions about making sure the last names of the people imported are their birth last names, to avoid creating redirects later?  I happened to discover the "birth last name defines the profile name and changing it creates a new profile and a redirect" bit about WikiTree when I attempted to anonymize a living cousin with DNA results posted, and was directed to the very scary http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:ChangeLNAB page.  I opted not to change my cousin's last name on that profile, since it was correct, and found another mix of settings to reduce visibility to initials, but I saw no mention of this "feature" until I tried to edit a last name.

Also, the "rare cases" link on the GEDCOM import page (http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:UploadGedcom) is missing "/wiki" after the domain name name and sends you to an error page instead of the expected link: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Matching_and_Merging_FAQ#Is_it_ever_OK_to_intentionally_create_a_duplicate.3F

Could someone please correct that?

closed with the note: Resolved
in WikiTree Tech by Kim Jordan G2G5 (5.4k points)
closed by Keith Hathaway

1 Answer

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Thanks, Kim. I fixed the "rare cases" broken link.
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Thank you!

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