Duplicate records sometimes exist when a new gedcom has been uploaded to the site which might update data on an individual. In these cases we use a program to help us match and merge old and new data. We also do this for place names. However these programes are not automatic and it takes a human being to be the final arbitrator.
Merging individuals means data can be irretrievably lost (almost). Merging places updates that place name for all individuals linked to it. So one needs to be careful. These are powerful program as they also allows delete without constraint.
If you would be interested in learning more and helping us merge people or places please Contact Us
If you see duplicate entries, please Contact Us
and we will merge them.