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How do I create two trees from one tree?

How do I create two trees from one tree?

Posted: 27 Dec 2013 3:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
I would like to split my wife's tree from mine. I can't tell how to do that in FTM. Please help.

Re: How do I create two trees from one tree?

Posted: 27 Dec 2013 3:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Many ways including a new option in 2014

As you don't advise what version you are using, have a look at this article from the FTM knowledge base

http://ftm.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3669/kw/spli...

John D

Re: How do I create two trees from one tree?

Posted: 27 Dec 2013 3:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Dec 2013 4:02AM GMT
Do you enter peripheral relatives? That is, do you enter parents of spouses? Siblings and nieces and nephews of spouses? Other spouses of spouses? Other children of spouses of spouses from prior or subsequent marriages? Do you follow / trace step-children?

There are two places in FTM where to export datasets:

1) File > Export
2) Publish > Charts > Right click in an open area of the chart > Choose to export all in a chart.

If you don't have peripheral relatives, you can do a "simple" export at File > Export - of ancestors only.

If you do keep track of peripheral relatives (which I believe most of us who actually research do), you will need to detach you and your wife, select one or the other, and go to Publish > Charts > Extended Family Chart, and select ALL persons, 99 generations in the right panel. Then right-click export and then right-click delete the resulting dataset. You will want to do this, of course, only after you have backed up your file so that you can recover it in case your procedure has unexpected results.

One complicating factor will be if you or your wife have cousin marriages connecting your trees in a manner where you are cousins to each other. That really complicates things if you want to separate files - in fact, the better solution would be to not separate your trees if you are cousins to each other. (ie New England ancestors.)

Re: How do I create two trees from one tree?

Posted: 27 Dec 2013 4:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry, 2014. I'll try the 2014-specific method in the link you gave (first). Thanks.

Re: How do I create two trees from one tree?

Posted: 27 Dec 2013 5:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Seems to have worked. On the linked page, the "Note: Your new tree has been saved as a backup file, and can only be opened by going to File and selecting Restore. For more information on restoring a file from a backup, please click here." just above the 2014 instructions should also be given unter the 2014 instructions.

Also, I'm still not clear on what the statement "Does not include the ancestors of spouses" means - that is, to whose spouses it is referring.


Re: How do I create two trees from one tree?

Posted: 27 Dec 2013 5:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
FTM 2014 also has a export branch facility (that is why it is important to always advise what version of FTM that you are using).

It is a simple wizard. Simply right click in the People workspace on the person that you want to split the file from them select export branch

John D
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