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Split wife's family from mine

Split wife's family from mine

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 9:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
I just installed my shinny new FTM2012. As a big computer klutz, I have a great fear of doing something wrong. When I started with over two years ago, I had no idea my tree would grow so large, 6000+ now. I'm really hooked.
I want to make sure I do this the correct/best way.

I'd like to split my second wife's large family from mine. I want to name that tree Wallace-Starnes, her parents. I'm from the north, she from the south. There are no past connections.
I guess I'll change my tree from Burt to Burt-Gross for my parents.
Since it is a large tree, should I/could I do the split in before I upload it to FTM2012? The main thing is to not mess up all the work I've done. What ever you suggest, please give me the exact way to do it?


Roger Burt

Re: Split wife's family from mine

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 10:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Feb 2013 10:39PM GMT
You might take a look at this message to see if it helps:

I don't use sync, so I'm not much help with sync. But, I believe you will have to sync the two new files that you create in FTM all over again. The old file on ancestry can be kept for awhile and deleted whenever you wish. Maybe others will have more ideas.

Re: Split wife's family from mine

Posted: 7 Feb 2013 10:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Roger, open this page:
This should explain what you need to do to split your family. If it doesn't come out the way you would like it, change the parameters to make it what you want. It does not affect your original file so no worries there. It creates a new file. Do it for your family and then for your wife's. If you want the files separate on Ancestry, do it before you upload the files.
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