Re: tidy up

Mike Tate

Yes, assuming you did not enter that data, then it must have come from GEDCOM imported data.

It is very important immediately after a GEDCOM import to review the data before merging it with your master Project.


The FHUG Knowledge Base has advice for importing from many popular products identifying their peculiarities.



You will probably have to review each Place record, check where it is used, and adjust the data accordingly.

There is no magic app or plugin, because they would need some logical rules, and this data appears to be random.


There are no other data fields than the standard ones provided by FH based on the GEDCOM standard.

However, names like a bridegroom can be added as a spouse Individual record, bridesmaids as Fact Witnesses, etc.

Most other data may have to go into the Note field, perhaps as a Labelled Note custom fact field.

See the FHUG Knowledge Base ~ Narrative Report Fact Sentence Templates ~ Custom Fact Fields:


Regards, Mike Tate


From: <> On Behalf Of kiwipete
Sent: 20 March 2020 03:46
Subject: [family-historian] tidy up


I decided today to tidy up my FH project and so I started with DATA - Places. What a mess, I assume this is something thats caused by importing other gedcom files.  I had Phone numbers, Bridegroom names, Flower girl etc etc. and the list goes on. Even marriage celebrants names in the place field.
I guess the only way to fix this is to setup a input field for each these and enter the names, OR add them to the notes field.

Any suggestions. I can see its going take weeks to sort, cause this is only the Place date so far. Is there a app or add on that sets up fields for such input...

regards Peter, Waiuku Auckland NZ
In isolation and doing family tree


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