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#1 samestrebig


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Posted 31 December 2014 - 05:03 AM

I am trying to clean up a large database with over 1000 "trees" in it.  I want to delete an entire tree in one fell swoop, or even 3 or 4 steps.  It appears to be a rare problem (from searching the archives, help, the web, and the book), but I'd sure like to find a way to do it.


So far, my cumbersome process is to "move" the tree to it's new singular database, then use process [1] or [2] below, depending on size of the tree.


[1] delete the few members as "family" and "person" if there's <30 people..  The issue I hate is tracking down and deleting the spouse ancestors.


[2] laboriously create a NEW LARGE database, and move everyone EXCEPT the tree I want to delete.  This manages to work well, but is really cumbersome with 1000+ trees.  and creates a lot of databases to work with.


Any ideas on deleting whole trees?


Is there a way to identify trees --other than Tools/"count trees"?


RM7 user Mike Ransom