Find Duplicate Individuals

Finds potentially duplicated Individual Records by comparing the Names and key Events of selected Individuals and their immediate Relations.

  • V3.7: Fixes issues with duplicate close relatives, missing Update date, and ± character.
  • V3.6: Supports FH V6 IUP 3.11.2 with Unicode and new Soundex coding.
  • V3.5: New GUI library and F1 key Help for current tab.
  • V3.4: Omit Non-Duplicates tab allows multiple item selection, plus other user interface updates, and some problem fixes.
  • V3.3: Progress messages if loading large family Relation Pools.
  • V3.2: Considers Cremation events. No longer forces Progress Bar into focus.
  • V3.1: Now assesses ALL instances of immediate Relations and ALL instances of the key Events.
  • V3.0: First published Plugin Store version.
  • V2.x: Omit Non-Duplicates and Set Preferences tabs added.
  • V1.x: Proof of concept, work in progress, version in FHUG only.

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When I hit the install button, I was shown a long string of coding. The plug-in didn't install.

Deck, January 19, 2015 at 4:15 am

Deck - You will need to provide more information about the error you got and the version of Family Historian you are using.

jane, January 19, 2015 at 9:41 am

I'm in the process of tidying up my FTM file so that I can use FH later this year (I've just about exhausted what's on Ancestry so my membership will expire later this year and I'm now subscribed to FindMyPast). I exported a Gedcom from FTM to check for duplicate individuals using FH and this plugin. If the Gedcom is simply imported as a new project then the plug-in fails to find any duplicates. Making a simple change to one individual then allows the plug-in to work although only one individual is checked.

If the Gedcom is merged with an existing dummy project (just one individual) then the plug-in runs and finds the duplicates in the original file.

Doing some debugging I located the issue that the plug-in requires a CHAN entry for each individual otherwise it won't list it as a possible entry to be matched as only changed records are checked.

I modified the code so that it would ignore the lack of CHAN and the plug-in successfully ran and found duplicates.

This is not a major issue for me as I have a successful work around but it may be worth considering for a future upgrade of either the plug-in or FH6.

Alan, March 1, 2016 at 1:27 pm

Alan, may I suggest you post such comments in the <a href="">FHUG Plugin Discussion Forum</a>. I have a Plugin that will set any missing <b>Updated CHAN</b> date for every record. As more and more imported projects are sufferring that problem, perhaps it should be published in the Plugin Store, and mentioned in this Plugin's Help & Advice.

Mike Tate, March 1, 2016 at 6:36 pm

regardless of what I select (all individuals, individuals by query, etc) nothing happens

Michael Buro, November 14, 2016 at 8:59 pm