Collateral Families verses everyone in tree?
Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:02 PM
Al - Madison
Posted 15 August 2011 - 05:34 PM
IF one of those descendants happens to be connected to any of the starting person's ancestor tree in any way, then everyone in the tree is selected.
If a descendant, several generations down happens to have married someone who is a descendant of someone farther up in the tree, that will link the whole tree as a collateral line.
The same goes for ancestors and collateral lines, if one of the ancestors happens to be connected in any way to one of the descendants, no matter how far removed, then the whole tree will be selected.
It is sometimes quite difficult to find these interconnected lines.
Posted 15 August 2011 - 05:57 PM
I have 2 trees in my database
[my name] with 16782 people linked together by parents, child, spouse, or spouse's parents and their children in that tree.
Unconnected Research 2ith 482 people linked together from a common ancestor, Unconnected Research
Everyone in the highlighted person's tree:
If I highlight a person who is linked in my tree all the 16782 people in that tree will be marked. None of the people in the Unconnected Research tree will be marked.
Descendants and collateral lines
All the 16782 people in that tree will be marked as they are linked to the highlighted person which is in [my name] tree. None of the people in the Unconnected Research tree will be marked.
Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:14 PM
Since many of my ancestors married between the same families in the small community, I have no simple descendant tree unless I use only the descendants and spouse or descendant only if I understand you correctly.
Al - Madison