GarysTurn wrote:That is always possible, new FamilySearch brings all the possible matches together, it does not do the merge of these individuals. Decendents working on the lines make the decision whether the matches are the same person. And if someone is wrongly marked as a match, that merge can be unmerged at a later point if it is determined to not be correct. This is a great improvement over Ancestral File which merged the names and they became one record, now merges just become contributors to the record.
The best thing we can do to get ready for new FamilySearch is to clean up our data and get our sources entered under sources. (many people have their sources in the notes)
This is wonderful news! Being able to merge and unmerge online like that will be a great help to researchers. I am also happy to hear about the focus on sources. Good researchers always quote reliable sources and to have the best data shown first based on sources and their rankings is perfect.