I was given an old hand written chart from a distant cousin that extended my family tree on one line back five generations. Of course none of the data was sourced. I created a new separate database to start entering this new data, planning on a merge when I felt satisfied that this was in fact was a proper extension to my family tree. I reached that point and did a merge on separate copies of both databases so that if something went wrong I could just revert to my last correct database.
1 Create backup copies of both databases.
2 Did a drag and drop from the new database to my existing database copy specifying to bring the entire new database over.
3 Did a manual merge of the three people that were common between the two databases
Everything looked great until i looked at a person who should not have been affected by this merge. I noticed that this person had duplicate Birth, Marriage and Death facts. The only difference was that the place information for each fact was different. On one I used City and state and the duplicate had city, county and state. An easy fix but I can't imagine how I could have created this situation, which is my first question. Could I have done a merge or something in the past that would have created this? I don't think that the current merge had anything to do with these duplicate facts.
Second question - Is there a way to find all occurrences of these double facts?
I still have not gone beyond the merge and I have all copies of my data intact.