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#1 LSnow

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:26 PM

I have people in my file who are showing up as duplicates, but they are in reality the same person, with the same RIN.

I tried to unlink them, but that doesn't do anything. Does anybody know how to get rid of these duplicates?

#2 Alfred

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:02 PM

I don't understand your problem.
But, the only time you will see multiple names with the same RIN is when one is the Alternate name of the person.
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#3 LSnow

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:05 PM

My problem is that I have two people with the same name and same rin. They appear as two different people. For example, the person has two spouses which are the same RIN and same name. I tried to unlink the one set or couple, but they don't disappear. It is some kind of bug I think.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:32 PM

I wonder if you don't have a listing of the same family listed twice.

Make a backup in case this doesn't work as you like!
If this does not work, you can Restore the backup and be back where you started.

Using the family view, find the family link you would like to get rid of and right click on one of the parents.
From the popup window, choose delete -> Family.
Leave the default item checked "Unlink Family Members" so that it only un-links this family.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:47 PM

Webinar #40. Fixing Incorrect Family Links in RootsMagic - will demonstrate how to fix this.
www.rootsmagic.com/webinars
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