Deleting blank children
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:12 PM
I click on the blank child that I want to delete, and then go to edit and delete person, and it tells me I first have to click on person in order to delete them.
The children appear to have been added by New FamilySearch or FamilySearch's FamilyTree
Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:25 PM
I mean, I know how to do it normally, but the normal process doesn't work.
I click on the blank child that I want to delete, and then go to edit and delete person, and it tells me I first have to click on person in order to delete them. But I DID click on a 'person.'
Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:08 PM
Right click on one of the parents and choose delete family, the default is to unklink the people from the family, don't choose the other option which would remove the people from the database.
Next, you will have to add a spouse, (press the s key) "Select existing person" to one of the parents and do the same for the proper children (press the c key).
Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:20 AM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:31 PM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:45 PM
Your procedure for ghost children was perfect!
I found Database Tools under the File menu.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:11 AM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:28 AM
Maybe that means the option should be under Tools rather than File... That is where I would look for Tools
Ooops didn't realize I said to find it under Tools there. Glad you found it anyways.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:40 AM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:54 PM
It's suppose to be under File. I agree I would automatically look under Tools, but its always been under File so we will leave it there.
Is there any law that says it couldn't be under both places?
Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:41 PM
Q. Why is Database Tools under File and not under Tools?
A. Because the Database Tools fix the files. Tools are for manipulating the data... not the file structure. File items are for working with the physical files: Open, Close, Delete, Rename, Fix (Tools), etc.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:44 PM
Posted 05 September 2015 - 04:39 PM
Hot tip, worked for me too. I'd somehow created a ghost in attempting to link a child with unknown father to a real father. Thanks!