27    Aug 20139 comments

Tip of the month: Tree Consistency Checker

Having a large, family tree can sometimes lead to small oversights that may be difficult to identify. Some common mistakes are misspelled names, mixed-up dates or incorrect ages, while others are more difficult to detect such as a person tagged in a photo dated before they were born.

That’s where MyHeritage’s Tree Consistency Checker comes in to help fix these mistakes and improve the quality of data in your family tree.

Tree Consistency Checker is a unique, free tool that helps locate mistakes in family tree data. It automatically identifies any errors and inconsistencies in 40 categories - and shows you how to fix each of them.

Inconsistencies such as “child older than parent,” or “fact occurring after death” and “inconsistent last name spelling” will alert and enable you to make the necessary changes in your family tree.

The tool is available on our latest version of Family Tree Builder 7.0 and takes advantage of the new sync features so users with online trees can now utilize this tool as well. Users can sync their online tree to the Family Tree Builder software, and use the Tree Consistency Checker to identify any mistakes. Once you re-sync the tree back to the web, the online family tree will show all the updated information.

Don't have Family Tree Builder 7.0? Download it free here, and learn more about its new features.

We hope this tool will help you make your family tree as accurate as possible!

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  1. This is a good and powerful tool for tightening up one's research. When I've used it, I've had to be quite selective about where to begin with my error correction due to the large number of inconsistencies in my data entry. It would be an enormous task to do it oneself.
  2. Sounds a really great idea. I like others have made mistakes in my history. Anne
  3. Sounds like a great idea. Ilike others make mistakes in my family history. Anne
  4. Tree Consistency Checker is a great tool.
    I use it after all Smart matches so that I( can be sure that the information I have added is consistent.
    I also think it is a good idea to right click on a name to establish whether or not the person is related to you.
  5. brilliant. I come from a family history with polygamous relationships therefore one can just imagine the margin of error.

    I like this.
  6. LOOKING FOR CHARLEY,HENRY,WILLIE MILTON OF WINONA,MONTGOMERY,MS THEY LIVED THERE IN 1920 WITH THERE MOTHER ROXIE. THEY LIVED ON COURT ST
    PLEASE HELP ME FIND THEM THANKS
  7. How do I acquire this Tree Consistency Checker?
  8. Hi Susan, if you have Family Tree Builder, click Tools and then select the Tree Consistency Checker. If you do not yet have Family Tree Builder you can download from www.myheritage.com/ftb
  9. Have found this to be a major help, thanks.

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