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Deleting unknown spouse?

25 July 2017 - 10:55 PM

I have just found I put the wrong spouse against a family member so I deleted her. She is not part of our family tree. When I pull up the record of the name I associated this deleted spouse with to it shows that he has has 2 spouses with the second one being unknown.


I have been trying to delete the second unknown spouse to no avail? There doesn't appear to be any blank names in the database list so I am wondering how I can delete the blank spouse record?


The original spouse I deleted no longer appears on in the database....





recording unknown names?

25 July 2017 - 10:05 PM

I have about 14 predominately last names that are unknown in my database. Should I record "unknown" in the surname field or leave it blank? Is the a protocol I should be following?





What have I done - Pedigree view?

15 July 2017 - 08:40 PM

I am at a loose end to work out what I might have done. I can no longer navigate from one end of the pedigree view to the other? If I start at the oldest descendant and start to navigate to the youngest I always seem to hit a branch that runs out. The red arrow that allows you to navigate therefore disappears and I can not seem to set the family line that goes from the youngest to the oldest or oldest to the youngest descendants? RM seems to chose a line that runs out.


I can navigate through from youngest to oldest and visa versa using the family view. All the people are in the database. I suspect it is a setting however I can not see the forest for the trees at the moment. 


Hope someone might be able to throw some light on where I have come unstuck?





Names not appearing in left hand pane?

08 July 2017 - 06:01 PM

After I input a name and save it then want to go retrieve that person to include more details it doesn't appear in the people list on the in the left hand pane?


I can see the persons name for example if i include them as a spouse I can look up their husband details and see her name recorded as his spouse yet the name doesn't appear in the main list. If I exit the program (always backing up) then open the RM back up the missing person in the list is there.


Any ideas?





Notes not being saved?

07 July 2017 - 11:24 PM

I have spent the last few days inputting my database into RM7. 


I have experienced on a number of occasions where the notes I have saved for a family member are not saved. I would pull up a member to input something else check that the notes are there however on 5 or 6 occasions the notes are not saved. I know I have put them in and saved them as i highlight the database as I am going so I know what I have and have not entered.


I would appear that the RM7 updates the database as you enter data as it forces you to acknowledge the data you enter as you go. There is no "save" as such only the ability to back up your database as you exit the program.


Has anyone else experienced notes not being saved? It is a PITA as I have to keep going back to previously entered to notes to see if they have saved ok. I can just keep moving on, always back trcking to make sure nothing is missed.