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Finding orphaned records

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Re: Finding orphaned records

Posted: 4 May 2013 7:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 May 2013 7:53AM GMT
That is interesting. I hadn't noticed that option before.

There is one hiccup with this feature. It only picks up individual persons in this file without a spouse, parents, or children.

It won't pick up anyone in an unattached branch.

For example, I am doing a surname study, for, let's say, Smith.

I have perheps 50 or more "master" unattached parents for people I can't place in categories, such as:

Unattached Alaska Smith
Unattached Alabama Smith
Unattached Civil War Records Smith

etc, etc.

I then attach people that I have run across that I cannot attach to the master tree that I am following. Sometimes they are a true, separate line from a totally different immigrant than my "master" group. Sometimes I just can't place them yet. I will enter their parents, spouses, children, in-laws, etc, as I run across them. Nobody in that "chain" of people will be "caught" in the above list of unattached people in the Errors Report.

So, I use a filter for "unattached" to catch the 50 or so master Unattached categories - but have to look to see spouses, parents and children, and in-laws, if entered.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
GreggSchrader 2 Nov 2012 5:17PM GMT 
GreggSchrader 2 Nov 2012 5:18PM GMT 
mattersfact2 3 May 2013 6:33PM GMT 
JeffreyMax 4 May 2013 5:03AM GMT 
silverfox3280 4 May 2013 1:52PM GMT 
JeffreyMax 5 May 2013 3:12AM GMT 
mattersfact2 5 May 2013 4:22AM GMT 
silverfox3280 5 May 2013 4:52AM GMT 
mattersfact2 5 May 2013 1:37PM GMT 
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