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Merge genealogies

This toolaction combines two genealogies into one.


ItPlease note it does not analyse nor merge duplicates that might appear. SeeAnother tool will do this. Refer to the Merge duplicates pagespage iffor youdetails needabout to.this.


The principle of this tool is to combine two Gedcom files into one.

All the data present in the two files will be in the resulting file,file, with the exception of the data inof the header of the second file, since the resulting file can only have one header.

  • The header data includes for example the format of the places, the standard used. See the Gedcom File Properties page for more details.

To avoid having entities with duplicate numbers, which is not allowed according to the Gedcom standard, the entities are all renumbered, both those of the first and of the second file.

IfOn datathe other hand, if an entity (individuals, families, etc.) is identical in each of the two files, no merger will be performed and the resulting file will contain duplicates. These duplicates can then be managed with the duplicate detection tool.

To avoid having entities with duplicate numbers which is impossible according to the Gedcom standard, the entities are all renumbered, both those of the first and the second file.tool.



This tool is simple and works in two steps.

A first window asks you for the locations of the two starting files, and the name of the resulting file.

  • The first file must already exist and must be the one whose header data you want to keep.
  • The second file must also exist and you specify its location.
  • The third file will be created. Indicate the placedirectory where you want this file to placebe it and its name.created.

Then press the UniteMerge button.

The result is immediate and athe merge result window is displayed.


TheseThis resultsresult areis used to verify that the number of entities in the resulting file are indeed the sum of the entities of the two startinginitial files.

You can then press the leftOpen result file button to open the merged file in Ancestris and work with it normally.


There is no customizable element in this tool.