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Merging duplicates in Legacy

I accidentally added Raymond Hunter as a child of Ray Arthur Hunter but they are the same person. I could delete Ray but then I would have to add all of his information to Raymond {I don't like typing that much}. 

 Legacy has a merge feature built in that will allow you to combine duplicate people in your database.  Since they are father and son Legacy will not let me merge the two.  First, I have to unlink Raymond from his parents and then I can merge them.

After I unlinked Raymond I went to Ray {the father} and then clicked on the Tools tab in the top menu bar in Legacy and then clicked on Merge Duplicates. {See image below}.


You are given 3 options 1 Manual Merge, 2 Find Duplicates, and 3 Not-Dup list {this gives you a list of individuals marked as not duplicates}.  I chose the first one, Manual Merge which you can see in the image above.  {If you choose Find duplicates Legacy will look in your database for duplicate entries and let you decide what to merge.}

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Cleaning up Legacy using reports!

Last week I had a request for some information on my Hunter line to help a cousin with some researching.  I was so excited I had someone else interested in my Hunters!  I quickly went in to Legacy and put together a descendant report for William Wallace Hunter {my 3rd great grandfather}.



I thought, how hard can it be to create a descendant report for William?  I went to the Report Menu and in the pop up window selected Descendant but when I previewed it it only gave names and birth and death dates.  This was not what I wanted.  After playing around I found that I had to go to the Books tab (see image below) and select the Descendant Narrative.


In the next window there were a lot of options to choose from.  After selecting and deselecting options and previewing I came to a report that I liked {and I saved my report layout for next time..yay!}. I skimmed through the report and then emailed it off.  A day or two later I wanted to look something up in the report that I had created and on…