I decided that it was time to review my tree and clear up some of the inconsistencies in my data entry.Those that I have now tackled are:
- Names in the wrong field: It is surprisingly easy when entering just a Christian name to pop it in as a surname by mistake. Tidied up 18 names that were wrongly placed, so that should improve sorting and filtering.
- Gender: 14 people managed to sneak into my tree with wrong or missing gender. Hope that all of the blue and pink heads are now appropriately applied, but have still not figured out how to record a same sex partnership.
- Duplicates: Merged 10 duplicates that had crept in. The majority of these seem to have been caused by not being careful enough when applying marriage records from ancestry hints. I was not aware when they first allowed both sides of the marriage to be added from one hint that there was a risk of creating a new record for the spouse. FTM actually suggested 120 duplicates. I have not yet reviewed all in detail, but think the majority are two separate individuals. I have many instances of names being recycled a couple of years after the death of a child.