Thank you, that helps, I don't have the GEDCOM yet was just wanting
information on how to do it. If I have any other questions I will
definitely ask. Jean
On 09/14/2012 06:47 PM, Ron Johnson wrote:
> You *can* simply import the GEDCOM into your main database and then
> clean it up manually. The "Merge Selected Persons" tool will help with
> I'd probably start by importing the GEDCOM into a new gramps db (call it
> something blandly obvious like "Cousin") and look it over.
> Then, while you have your *main* gramps database open, go back to your
> gramps icon and click it again; viola, two Gramps instances. Now, open
> Cousin in that second window.
> Then I'd put the windows side by side comparing "stuff". For any
> partial duplicates, I'd manually type the new info into your "main"
> database, then delete it from the "cousin" gramps db. Once the "cousin"
> db has only unique entries, I'd back up "cousin" then go over to "main"
> and import it in.
> Naturally, you'll make backups with *unique* names of *both* database
> *frequently* at "known-good" checkpoints. That way, when (because
> everyone makes mistakes) you screw something up you'll only have to redo
> *some* work, not *all* the work.
> On 09/14/2012 05:27 PM, Jean McClendon wrote:
>> Hello, I have a pretty large file in GRAMPS and I have some of the
>> information in one of my lines already in this file. I have just been
>> in contact with a "Cousin" who has more information on just this one
>> line and she will be sending me a GEDCOM of this information. Is there
>> a way to merge this GEDCOM with my GRAMPS file without my having to put
>> everything in by hand? Please explain in simple terms as sometimes you
>> can get too technical in some of your answers to other users and I have
>> a hard time figuring out what you are saying, if this is possible.
>> Thank you. Jean