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#1 GB Lady

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 12:22 PM

Hello, I have vers. and new to the forum.

I imported from Ancestry and ended up with a number of duplicates which I merged. I have just looked at one of my ancestors and the person edit screen shows each parent listed individualy (his mother twice, father once) and then listed again together. Parent Mary and Parent James only show up once on the index. Took a look at unlinking but can't see how that will work without deleting them entirely?

I am very puzzled and hoping someone can help me. Thanks :=)

#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 10:24 AM

It sounds like you have multiple links to the same people. You can right click on a person and Unlink>From Parents or Unlink>From Spouse. This will keep the person in the database and not delete them. Then use Add>Child and Select Exsiting Child to add them where they belong.  It's best to be working in the family view when you need to fix these relationships.


We have a webinar that will help you identify the linking issue you have an how to resolve it.


40. Fixing Incorrect Family Links in RootsMagic