Merge Collaboration

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This page was created to enable as many people as possible to collaborate on various "merge projects", throughout the so-called "big-tree" (and on other trees if required). This page is the "entry point" to all such projects.

It is highly suggested that we create a separate page for each "merge project". With time the number of such projects will grow (until we finish them all, "yeah, right!"), and each project may get large, complicated and messy. So keeping them separate will make people's life easier. Project pages are described below.

Can anyone add links to merge HOWTO descriptions and recommendations on how to work in the "big-tree"?

Current Merge Projects

In semi-chronological order:

Biblical Tree Merge

Kings of Ancient Troy

Kings of Ancient Ireland

Anglo Saxon Kings

Project Page Format

Each project page should start with a brief description and contain at the folloeing parts:

Central Profiles

A list of links to profiles that are central to the project (the start of a royal line for instance), and various important points within it, to make getting around that part of the tree easier. It would be most useful, of course, to include a list of duplicate copies of the starting profiles. Also, including each person's birth and death years, will make using the search funcions to find more duplicates, that much easier.

Project "Members"

A list of links to the profiles of people that are either actively working on this project or have knowledge of this part of the tree. Optionally, also add links to the Managers of the present "base copy" of these areas, so that acquiring Family Group Permissions will be easier.


A brief description of what is being done, or what individual members are presently working on, so that others avoid collisions.

Another thing that would be a good idea to note, are any naming conventions you are trying to establish in this part of the tree. For example: in the Biblical lines alternate names (spellings or actual names) are seperated by / marks, the "English" spellings first and then the Hebrew.

Creating Project Pages

To create a new project page, first add the name of your project to the list above, by putting it in double square-brackets (like the ones before it). Save the page, and now, when you see the link to it in red, open that link in a separate window.

Now copy-paste the following text into that page, add your own text and save it.

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