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Re-sourcing

Re-sourcing

Posted: 10 Sep 2010 10:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Sep 2010 12:54PM GMT
I have thrown together (for the first time) a small part of my family tree using family tree builder 2010 (after using the website and exporting to it).....I am new and as such had a feeling I would do a sloppy job. And I have.

My main issue is that my sources are all messed up for the most part and I am wondering if there is anyway to export the family tree (from the website or from FTM 2010) WITHOUT attaching source info to it so that I can re-source everything (mostly with hints and attaching record sources from the website as well as adding my own from time to time) without creating a ton of duplicate sources?

Re: Re-sourcing

Posted: 10 Sep 2010 10:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Would it be easier to just start my family tree from scratch (using the current as a reference)?

Re: Re-sourcing

Posted: 11 Sep 2010 12:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
It depends on, among other things, the number of people already in your tree.

What you can do is export a gedcom without sources and then upload that to start a new tree.

On the new tree I suggest you forget about all links/hints that are to other trees and deal only with documents. Never add a hint to your tree until you are sure it applies to teh person you are documenting and never add more than one person at a time ( don't add entire families from census, etc.)

Yes- it will take a bit longer but that way you are sure not to get duplicates. Never-ever- enter a person more than once. Once entered you can always select them from the list of people in your tree to add as a wife, child, etc. to another person.

Re: Re-sourcing

Posted: 11 Sep 2010 12:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Yeah after I ran into my first batch of duplicates and all I realized potentially bad the sharing of family trees can get.

I guess my big thing is that I don't know how to export without sources attached...tried it once or twice in FTM 2010 but there was still stuff attached. I figure since I am not to far in (only 70 people with about 40-50 of them cousins and stuff) I may just start over, stick to my pedigree for now and when I am waiting for something fill in the rest.

Re: Re-sourcing

Posted: 11 Sep 2010 1:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
With only 70 people I'd just start fresh from the beginning with a new tree.
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