Search for content in message boards

Deleting non ancestors

Replies: 10

Re: Deleting non ancestors

Posted: 1373391414000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1373391598000
I think before I completely deleted all of the people, I would export him and the his associated generations to a new FTM file under a different name. Once I had the people exported correctly I would then delete the line form your tree as mentioned above.

Genealogy runs in mysterious ways. You never know when there will be a tie back into this family. For years they were similar enough to your family to think they were yours.

I had a similar situation. I had worked on a person and his family for about 7 years, and developed good documentation on both his ancestors and descendants. Then I found the document I was looking for and it completely eliminated the person as a direct ancestor.

Fortunately, I did not remove the person and his family from my database, as several years later I did find the direct ancestor and he was a brother to the person I had spent 7 years researching. So All I had to do was connect to a different brother and I had the family for several generations back.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
cookdarrell00... 1373289115000 
cookdarrell00... 1373372596000 
ginglish1 1373375406000 
silverfox3280 1373378294000 
cookdarrell00... 1373380201000 
silverfox3280 1373381404000 
cookdarrell00... 1373385353000 
barbarajfn 1373387006000 
keithnuttle 1373391414000 
silverfox3280 1373404544000 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic