Auto Merge Places

It would be helpful to have an “Auto Merge Places” Tool to merge all places with the same name.

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Surely you can only have one place with the same name? If you have different spellings or variations of county, country etc. that is a different matter, but auto merge would not be helpful in those circumstances as you would need to decide which were the same, not relying on a tool to get it right.

It seems that when you transfer in from FamilySearch and Ancestry you get whatever is in there. After cleaning up those records, I could have 2 or more with the exact same name. I had over 12000 places, after using the SQL agent, I had 9053. I know how to use SQL, but many users do not. Just thought it would be a good tool to have.

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I agree, it would be very helpful. I frequently have to manually merge places after importing from FamilySearch.