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Member Since 26 Mar 2017
Offline Last Active Jul 27 2017 04:25 AM

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In Topic: Deleting unknown spouse?

27 July 2017 - 01:31 AM

Feedback for those like me finds themselves with an extra spouse that won't delete.

I unlinked all the siblings from James and the correct spouse. Once I did that and went back and selected James again in family view the siblings were still which was from the first incorrect spouse so I unlinked them. I then unlinked the correct spouse to be sure and then linked her back up again with James.

Then with James showing only one spouse being the correct one I added all the siblings back and now all is good with the world.

Thanks for all your input and assistance.


In Topic: Deleting unknown spouse?

27 July 2017 - 12:10 AM

I can confirm the "clean phantom records" does not work.

Looks like I am going to have to delete and rebuild this part of the database.

In Topic: Deleting unknown spouse?

26 July 2017 - 07:31 PM

Definitely need to fix this now seeing duplicate siblings for James the father, the incorrect spouse is not visible nor is the correct spouse when viewing the online publishing.

I will give clean phantom records failing which I will delete James and his correct spouse from the database having first unlinked all their siblings then re-enter all their details and relink their siblings. Hopefully that will sort it out.

In Topic: Deleting unknown spouse?

26 July 2017 - 04:47 PM

If you have a new father to add you should be able to click on the unknown father and add them in that spot, then add the children to the couple.

Hi Renee,


No the father was known and in the database first, then the spouses added. Do I need to unlink all the siblings from the correct spouse then delete the father and added spouse and re-enter them or will a clean phantom from the tools menu fix it?



In Topic: recording unknown names?

26 July 2017 - 03:42 PM

Thanks Folks,

So there is no right or wrong way just your preferred way. I like that. There are options just what you prefer the best.

Appreciate all the different ways of recoding the missing spouse. I am recording unknown as either [Unknown] or [my family name] depending on the couple. I have 10 females and 4 males thus far recorded this way.

It certainly tidies up the database and is an easy flag to see who is missing complete records. All suggestion would work well thou.

Thanks again for all the suggestions.