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Separate families

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Re: Separate families

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 4:55PM GMT
Classification: Query

It can be done a couple of ways and is fairly easy. The problems come up when there are people common to both sides of the family. Your cousin marrying your husband’s cousin. The brother of your great-grandmother marrying the sister of you husbands great-grandmother. This can lead to them and their descendants being common to both tress. Every time you add someone to one tree you have to check the other tree to see if they have a connection over there. If this later becomes an issue you can run into serious problems trying to put the trees back together. Merging trees is a lot harder and more error prone then splitting trees.

My recommendation is to leave everybody in one tree. If, at some point you have a need to split of part of your tree to share it, it is easy to do.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Liz H 14 Nov 2012 9:01PM GMT 
curmil 14 Nov 2012 11:55PM GMT 
Liz H 15 Nov 2012 7:46AM GMT 
curmil 15 Nov 2012 10:08AM GMT 
keithnuttle 15 Nov 2012 4:17PM GMT 
David Abernat... 15 Nov 2012 5:02PM GMT 
curmil 16 Nov 2012 12:02PM GMT 
gldaggett 16 Nov 2012 9:06PM GMT 
silverfox3280 17 Nov 2012 4:14PM GMT 
gldaggett 17 Nov 2012 10:28PM GMT 
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