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Multiple instances of individual on Extended Family Chart

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Re: Multiple instances of individual on Extended Family Chart

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 10:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Mar 2013 10:52AM GMT
Hi John:

The behavior the original poster is complaining about is a normal feature of the EFC and has nothing to do with cousin marriages.

When the EFT encounters extended family for a spouse of someone in the selected person's tree, a second record for that spouse is created in a completely separate "island" in the report. The two records are correlated by use of an index number in the upper left corner of each "box". The person locator helps find people who are in more than one place in this report - which can become quite long and complicated very quickly as a file grows.

The single most important strategy in minimizing the number of "islands" and multiple instances of a single person in the report, is to have the "selected", or "base" person be at the bottom of their resepective family - and not an ancestor.

See my examples given in a separate post to see how that works.
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evtom83 10 Mar 2013 2:59AM GMT 
johndd189 10 Mar 2013 4:51AM GMT 
silverfox3280 10 Mar 2013 4:51PM GMT 
silverfox3280 10 Mar 2013 1:39PM GMT 
evtom83 11 Mar 2013 4:43AM GMT 
silverfox3280 11 Mar 2013 6:18AM GMT 
barbarajfn 11 Mar 2013 10:28AM GMT 
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