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Newbie question - deleting branches

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Re: deleting branches

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 11:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks to silverfox3280 for his excellent and detailed description. However my experience does not correspond to his, or possibly we are misunderstanding each other.

The Extended Family Chart may pick up everyone RELATED to a particular person, but it definitely does not pick up everyone CONNECTED to that person. My connections include ancestors and descendants of spouses of my direct ancestors, and their spouses.

After working through the process I was left with multiple "islands" who had not been removed, so I spent very many hours last night doing this manually, based either on name or location (my wife and I were born in different countries, and so were most of our relatives). However I am still coming across individuals whom I missed in the first run through.

Reading through other threads here, I gather that this is a known difficulty, and that there is no real solution. Some posts mentioned using external software to dissect ged files, but these are advertised as running under Windows 95, so I would not trust such ancient technology. Some of my relatives are much younger!

My interest in a solution is now only theoretical, as I have the one-time exercise behind me (I sincerely hope!). But does a seemingly simple objective really have to be so difficult to achieve?

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Tony Fleming 26 Dec 2011 4:51PM GMT 
silverfox3280 26 Dec 2011 5:19PM GMT 
SwissFraser 27 Apr 2012 9:37PM GMT 
silverfox3280 27 Apr 2012 10:20PM GMT 
keithnuttle 27 Apr 2012 10:54PM GMT 
SwissFraser 29 Apr 2012 5:58PM GMT 
silverfox3280 29 Apr 2012 7:25PM GMT 
SwissFraser 30 Apr 2012 8:30AM GMT 
RoreyCathcart 21 Jun 2012 5:17PM GMT 
curmil 29 Apr 2012 11:21PM GMT 
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