It might be exciting to find your great-grandmother in FamilySearch Family Tree. But what about finding her four times—each record with a little different information?
These multiple entries and records for the same individual are called duplicates. Duplicates happen because information in the Tree comes from a variety of sources and because users can enter their own information directly into the Tree.
What Do I Do If I See a Duplicate?
While looking at multiple versions of your great-grandma can be confusing, there is a solution to the duplication problem: merging the duplicated records.
Merging, although not difficult, can feel intimidating—particularly if you are new to it! But no worries, finding and merging duplicates can be a relatively easy process.
Read the article “Merging People in FamilySearch’s Family Tree” for step-by-step instructions on how to do it.