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Tuesday's Tip - Combining Hashtags (Intermediate)

TT - Combining Hashtags

Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.

Combining Hashtags (Intermediate)

What do you do if you notice that you have two Hashtags that are duplicates? Before you get started, make a backup of your file. Whenever you are going to do something that will have a global impact on your file you always want to do a backup first for insurance.

Now go to View > Master Lists > Hashtags. In the below screenshot you can see that I have Military: Civil War which has 6 people and Served in the Civil War that has 2 people. 

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I want to KEEP Military: Civil War because this one matches my naming convention. I am going to highlight and edit the one I DON'T WANT TO KEEP which is Served in the Civil War.

Highlight and edit
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I am going to change the name of this Hashtag to MATCH the Hashtag I want to keep. In this case I will be changing Served in the Civil War to Military: Civil War.

Before the change
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After the change
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Click Save and you will now see a Warning screen. If you are sure you are doing the right thing click OK. If you are not sure click Cancel.

Warning screen
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After I click OK you now see that Military: Civil War has been retained and the number of people has been updated to 8. Served in the Civil War has been deleted.  

After the merge
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This is one of those things that you would not know how to do unless you are shown which is why I wrote this post. 


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Michele Simmons Lewis, CG® is part of the Legacy Family Tree team at MyHeritage. She handles the enhancement suggestions that come in from our users as well as writing for Legacy News. You can usually find her hanging out on the Legacy User Group Facebook page answering questions and posting tips.


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