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Deleting non ancestors

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Re: Deleting non ancestors

Posted: 9 Jul 2013 11:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Jul 2013 11:39AM GMT
I think before I completely deleted all of the people, I would export him and the his associated generations to a new FTM file under a different name. Once I had the people exported correctly I would then delete the line form your tree as mentioned above.

Genealogy runs in mysterious ways. You never know when there will be a tie back into this family. For years they were similar enough to your family to think they were yours.

I had a similar situation. I had worked on a person and his family for about 7 years, and developed good documentation on both his ancestors and descendants. Then I found the document I was looking for and it completely eliminated the person as a direct ancestor.

Fortunately, I did not remove the person and his family from my database, as several years later I did find the direct ancestor and he was a brother to the person I had spent 7 years researching. So All I had to do was connect to a different brother and I had the family for several generations back.
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cookdarrell00... 8 Jul 2013 1:11PM GMT 
cookdarrell00... 9 Jul 2013 12:23PM GMT 
ginglish1 9 Jul 2013 1:10PM GMT 
silverfox3280 9 Jul 2013 1:58PM GMT 
cookdarrell00... 9 Jul 2013 2:30PM GMT 
silverfox3280 9 Jul 2013 2:50PM GMT 
cookdarrell00... 9 Jul 2013 3:55PM GMT 
barbarajfn 9 Jul 2013 4:23PM GMT 
keithnuttle 9 Jul 2013 5:36PM GMT 
silverfox3280 9 Jul 2013 9:15PM GMT 
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