GRAMPS will import them in as new people. There just isn't a way to
automatically know if two people are identical when importing. Even if
all available information is identical, it doesn't mean that they are
the same person.
For example, in my family, we seem to have a lot of different people
with the same few names, all born in same village in Ireland. If GRAMPS
assumed every William Allingham born in Ballyshannon Ireland was the
same on GEDCOM import, I'd lose about half my ancestors :-)
On Sun, 2003-11-16 at 11:19, Martin Senftleben wrote:
> Just a question:
> when a GEDCOM file is imported to an existing database, will it check
> the existing records for duplicates and update them, or will it just
> add the recods to the existing database, so that it is necessary to
> remove duplicates and create new relationships?
> I've not dared to import a GEDCOM file yet...