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Finding Linked Empty Records

08 March 2020 - 05:24 PM

When records are downloaded from Ancestry using TreeShare sometimes RM adds empty records which are linked to either a spouse or parents.


The problem manifests itself when I wish to group individuals using ancestors and collateral lines. RM finds that empty link and decides that it must include all members in the tree. Once the empty record is removed (by unlinking from the parents or the spouse as appropriate) the problem goes away. However, I normally have multiple empty, but linked, records dotted around my tree meaning I have to find and remove all the linked empty records.


Obviously I have tried using the Database Tools especially both reindexing and removing phantom records (in that order) but that has no effect.


I do not wish to have to copy everything to a new database because I would be doing that several times a week.


The relationships in Ancestry are always correct, so that is not the problem. I find that when there are errors in the Ancestry tree they are much easier to find and solve, for example using the report for multiple parents which then identifies the problem couples.


The problem is that it is very difficult to find those empty but linked records. Is there an easy way to do it?

Disable Splash Screen

26 February 2020 - 05:12 PM

Is there anyway to disable the startup splash screen? The problem is that it sits on top of the other problems meaning that it is difficult to work on another program whilst RM is starting up, which takes between 10 and 30 second depending on the number of other processes occurring on the computer at the time..

Annoying Offline Warning

22 February 2020 - 07:17 AM

When I am using RM7 offline (i.e. without an Internet connection) every so often it displays a message saying that it cannot access the Internet. I have to close it before I can continue. Is there any way I can disable that message?

Report on Standardized Place Names

05 December 2019 - 05:12 PM

Is there anyway of getting a list of the place names and the standardized place names which have been used in a tree.


The place report just provides the place name but not the standardized place name.