Erroneous trees -- how to delete them
Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:09 PM
My question is, can I delete these unwanted "one-person trees" without deleting the person from my primary tree?
BTW I'm not too sure how these additional trees came about. Any suggestions?
Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:21 PM
SO, view the sidebar in the index mode with the record number option to see if these people are entered into the database twice.
If they are, they should be listed together with different record numbers, in which case you can delete the one not connected to the tree with no problems.
The "Count Trees" should also give you the record number of the starting person of each tree.
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I wondered where this went, I must have been half asleep.
I looked at both of the "Erroneous trees -- how to delete them " messages and it had just vanished.
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Renee, Thank you for moving this to where I THOUGHT I was typing it in the first place.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:45 PM
--- "GENEALOGY, n. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own." - Ambrose Bierce
--- "The trouble ain't what people don't know, it's what they know that ain't so." - Josh Billings
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:30 AM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:57 PM
A few days ago, I found a marriage for a daughter. On checking, I found that I had entered her spouse in my database already from a census record where he was listed as an employee.
I don't like having trees with just 1 person either so I have a tree I started with a Person named Unconnected. I link all my unlinked people as a child to this person. Some of the person's linked to Unconnected are heads of households or beginning ancestors where I have family members for that person.
I color code Unconnected and his descendants as Silver. I can exclude Unconnected and his descendants from reports, drag and drop or gedcom easily either by color code or descendants.
I unlink a child from Unconnected if I later find where they should be linked into the main database after linking them in the main tree where they belong.
I have 3 trees:
ZZZ Database is the tree where I link fake people that pertain to my database setup and not lineage. All in that tree are also color coded Silver.