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More Incorrect Data Problem Indicators

Data problem messages are appearing against individuals for no valid reason, as shown below. These are NOT showing when I go to the respective person pages, however. The burial fields for two of the Elizabeth Tungates are completed so there is no reason for them to be shown as possible duplicates. Obviously it was very common to use the same name for a child after an earlier one had died, so why is this being flagged?

Is this another bug, like the one reported at https://getsatisfaction.com/familysea...?

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  • I looked at the two person's data and the Possible dups message is correct regarding the name:same, birth year:missing, death year:missing and deceased:same. When I first looked at the children these two looked like dups and I had to dive in. The Christening is different.

    I don't know the family well enough, but if you're sure they aren't duplicates then you can dismiss it (the X on the upper right).
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  • You seem to be missing the point, Joe. Benjamin had three daughters named Elizabeth. Birth and death dates are shown for the earlier born ones, so the only reason to suspect they are duplicates is their common given name.

    My two points are:

    (1) I have never come across this situation before - a similar scenario is illustrated below, where the three sons named Joseph have never had this message put against them.

    (2) Why doesn't this show on the person pages for the Elizabeth Tungate individuals as it always does if there is a data problem?

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  • The distinction is "Birth" whereas the Christening is the event supplied  - Birth is empty.
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  • Thanks for explaining, Joe, but I still find it rather weird that a data problem message is produced even though I have entered burial details for two of the three Elizabeths. In some cases like this I have not found the death / burial of the earlier born sibling with a name later given to a sibling. Sure, in this case it would be reasonable to raise a warning that they could be the same person - but if a burial is recorded are they supposed to have possibly come to life again? Sorry for the sarcasm but data problem warnings like this are just plain silly:

    Elizabeth Tungate buried 1711
    Elizabeth Tungate buried 1714
    Elizabeth Tungate bapt. 1717

    Possibly all the same person? Really?
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  • In case my point about poor data problem messages is unclear, a better example is shown below.

    I think it perfectly reasonable that the two John Potters should have this warning against them - there is no burial for the one baptized in 1775 so I could have made a mistake over the one shown baptized in 1778.

    However, for the Mary Ann Potter shown baptized in 1815 I have entered an 1815 burial (as can be seen in the landscape view) so clearly she could not have been the Mary Ann baptized in 1817.

    I also find it interesting that, unlike other warnings, these messages do not appear on the person pages of the individuals concerned.

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