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Deleting a copy of an ancestor on my family tree

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Unknown Report 7 Dec 2023 18:11

I have accidentally made a copy of one of my ancestors on my family tree and I would now like to delete it but I am unable to do so, Any suggestions?


nameslessone Report 8 Dec 2023 09:02

Welcome to the boards.

Oh dear. No one seems to know the answer.

I think sometimes it won’t work if the name needing deleting has family members attached.

This should not really be your only copy of your tree. It is always a good idea to keep a master copy off line, then you could have uploaded it to take the place of the copy you are having problems with.


grannyfranny Report 8 Dec 2023 10:45

If you have too many ancestors attached to be able to delete, I have seen trees with the name changed to 'ignore this'.


ArgyllGran Report 9 Dec 2023 17:48

If you mean that the person's record on your tree says "copy", then you'll need to email

They'll take a few days to reply.

I had that problem a few years ago, and they removed the "copy" record for me.