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#1 judywatson9


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Posted 14 February 2015 - 06:27 PM

I have a spouce listed for my Uncle.  When I go to create a report, it is showing a Phantom Spouse in the primary or 1st spouse position.  I have tried to figure out a way to delete, but I have not been successful.  Does anyone know how to get rid of this type of file.  Thank you.

#2 TomH


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Posted 14 February 2015 - 09:48 PM

Try File > Database Tools > Delete Phantoms but do the other ones first in order from the top.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 02:41 AM

Brute force method:

1. In the Family View, display the phantom spouse.

2. Click on the phantom spouse and assign a dummy name.

3. Select the individual with the dummy name, then hit the Delete key.

#4 Laura


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 06:52 AM

You may find Webinar 40, Fixing Incorrect Family Links in RootsMagic, helpful.