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#1 Rick Landrum

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 09:44 AM

Is there a way to change a parent for all children in a large family at the same time?

Example -

10 children, associated to same mother

discovered father was listed in error

need to change father for all children to correct father

 

Can do one at a time, but wondering if it can be done in mass?

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#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 11:26 AM

Display the family in the Family View.  Right click on the father you want to remove from the family. Select Unlink>From Spouse. Confirm you are unlinking from the correct family.  The father will be unlinked and you can add someone else to that family.


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#3 Rick Landrum

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 03:46 PM

Thanks Renee,

That worked

 

In my specific example I ran across today, the mother had 10 children. The father was "unknown spouse". I linked the mother to the correct husband/father and used the family method you described. The children now belong to that family. I unlinked the mother from the unknown spouse.

 

Now I have a slightly different issue. There were 10 children. I now have 12. The last two have no information, but child #11 and #12 are listed. RM will not let me delete them. It keeps telling me I have to select the person to be deleted (or unlinked). How do I get rid of these two phantom children?

 

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#4 Bob C

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 04:58 PM

Have you tried

 

1 Close RM

2 Open RM

3 File Database Tools (run all top to bottom)

4 If any tool finds a problem repeat steps 1 thru 3 until no problems are reported.

4 Close RM

5 Open RM

6 Check family



#5 Rick Landrum

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 08:39 AM

Have you tried

 

1 Close RM

2 Open RM

3 File Database Tools (run all top to bottom)

4 If any tool finds a problem repeat steps 1 thru 3 until no problems are reported.

4 Close RM

5 Open RM

6 Check family

That worked fine - must have been phantom records

Thanks

Rick


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