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#1 don

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 04:12 AM

I have a second wife and all her descendants linked to an incorrect spouse. I need to move them en bloc to the correct husband (who is in the same database). Presuming the wife-to-her-descendants links are not broken by this move, can I just unlink the wife from the wrong husband and then point to the correct husband, select 'add spouse', then 'select an existing person', and link her in order to move the entire assembly across?

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#2 Alfred

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:07 AM

BACKUP YOUR DATABASE, just in case...

In the family view, show this incorrect family.
Right click on the incorrect husband and choose UNLINK > from spouse

It should now show the mother and all the children with no father, just a "Click to add father" blank with a marriage date.
Do the click to add father and choose the proper father.
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 12:48 AM

BACKUP YOUR DATABASE, just in case...

In the family view, show this incorrect family.
Right click on the incorrect husband and choose UNLINK > from spouse

It should now show the mother and all the children with no father, just a "Click to add father" blank with a marriage date.
Do the click to add father and choose the proper father.


That worked nicely, all children links preserved. Thanks, Alfred.

Don