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One person appears twice in family tree

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Inky1 Report 3 Jan 2013 17:13

Perhaps I should have written:-

One thing is certain, in the Ancestors View these children SHOULD only be displayed with three sets of grandparents.

It actually displays four sets - with one pair twice......

Got that wrong. My posts should read greatgrandparents (usually four sets) not grandparents (hopefully two sets!)


Kense Report 3 Jan 2013 16:41

Why waste effort duplicating people and adding notes when you only have to use the Find Existing facility.


Inky1 Report 3 Jan 2013 16:24

I have a marriage between first cousins. They had two children. As Reggie suggests, I have just made notes. For this case I have the husband in twice. Once as a son (with no wife/children) and once as a husband.

One thing is certain, in the Ancestors View these children could only be displayed with three sets of grandparents.

I doubt that the GR software is up to that? Nor any other.


Mark Report 3 Jan 2013 16:16

Managed to resolve by deleting one entry and then:

and then Use Find Existing

Thanks for the advice though.


Thelma Report 3 Jan 2013 13:07

In theory you should be able to merge the two entries.
Try deleting the husband and then adding him again.

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Enter the name of the person you are looking for in the search box.

You can also search by year of birth or death. You can add the details in any

order, but they must be separated by commas

e.g. Isambard, Kingdom, Brunel, 1806


ErikaH Report 3 Jan 2013 12:48

Use the 'notes' facility to record the fact


Mark Report 3 Jan 2013 12:12

My uncle on my mothers side used to be married to my mother-in-laws auntie - how can i show that the two entries are the same person?