This may a bit long...
I'm new to RootsMagic and a TMG refugee. I've been away from my family genealogy since about 1990 and recently got back into it after my father passed away this past fall. I got back into it just after wholly genes stopped selling TMG, so I was stuck with v6. This was installed on an old laptop that died so i had no way to run TMG to clean up my database to move to another program.
Luckily, I was able to pull my old data files from the hard drive and was able to import it into RM. Version 6 was the first version that used a database structure that could be imported into RM. (Got lucky!!) So with an early TMG version inconsistencies and how I entered/cited data back in the past has me on the journey of cleaning up my database.
In the process, I seem to have some phantom citations. I printed the sources to find where a specific citation as used and replaced it with my new one. I found them all except four that were tied to a ChildParent tag without any other data. So it wasn't obvious who they were tied to. The four show up when I search everywhere, but that only allows you to edit the citation. I tried using the explorer with various serach permutations but that didn't find anything.
So what are my next steps? I tried all the database tools - but the seemingly unconnected citations still show up. If they were truly phantoms wouldn't the database tools remove them>