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The Ordinances Ready feature is wonderful. It is important to check for duplicates and see if more sources are available to add to the information. That has led me to putting families together. Thank you.
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  • It would be nice to see this as an idea.

    Something that would be nice is to put a flag next to the name(s) that are presented indicating duplicates or hints.

    We have been told that OR does not (or maybe will not) give us names for which duplicates have been identified.
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  • Yes but therein lies the trouble. I sometimes find duplicate siblings in a family and the program does not recognize them as duplicates. Names may be spelled slightly differently (Anne or Annie), birth year may be listed for one (from a census) while christening date is listed for the other. Sometimes when merging duplicate children the duplicate parents are not identified as duplicates. I then have to copy the ID and merge that way. Just because familysearch does not recognize a duplicate does NOT mean there are not duplicates! So yes, ALWAYS check and double check and sometimes check again before performing the temple ordinances. Just my opinion. :)
    • That's why I said, "for which duplicates have been identified.

      You are correct in that the dup checker is not exhaustive. It is very good, but when there is a multitude of types of records, then a number of things can be "off" and the system not see the record as a duplicate.

      It really takes a human to ferret out a duplicate, especially in a situation like you brought up. Fortunately, I'm working mostly in the United States, so we tend to see less ecclesiastical records, but for Europe, a couple hundred years ago and that's what made up the vital records for a place. State Churches made up the government as much as anything.
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