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Newbie question - deleting branches

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Re: Deleting branches

Posted: 17 Jan 2014 10:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Your mileage may vary - but - when I deleted a whole group of people in a copy of a tree - the delete process deleted all the people - and left all the marriages/families behind ;-)

It is easy to see such rubbish in the resultant tree (I am using FTM 2014). Export the tree as a GEDCOM and look at the FAM records. A FAM is a family and may or may not contain MARR (marriage) records. If you see a FAM with no IND (individuals) then something has gone seriously wrong. You can look at a GEDCOM extract with good old NOTEPAD etc.

In the test I did, I had 250 odd FAM before I started - and 50 odd real FAM when I finished - and 200 odd FAM with no IND in at all. Compact the database achieved nothing - the next GEDCOM export proved that the phantom FAM were still present in the database.

I guess this means that the program has been written by programmers who do not understand referential integrity ;-)
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
silverfox3280 29 Apr 2012 11:23PM GMT 
SwissFraser 30 Apr 2012 7:43AM GMT 
mikelevoi 18 Jan 2014 5:14AM GMT 
vsgreaves 17 Jun 2013 3:12PM GMT 
cewyattjr 16 Jan 2014 1:56PM GMT 
silverfox3280 16 Jan 2014 4:12PM GMT 
MacLellanG 29 Nov 2012 3:59AM GMT 
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