I have instances of distant relatives marrying each other. When I enter the marriage details on the husband's card, Family Tree doesn't recognize that the wife already exists, so I end up with two women named the same, with the same husband, children and parents, but only the first entry registers as being related to me.
John Smith marries Alice Brown. They are first cousins. I already have them entered in the tree. I go to John Smith's entry and add his wedding to Alice. She is recorded as a non- relation, even if I put in all her birth and death details. If I add their parents, the tree doesn't show they already are listed. I end up with mini trees within trees, and multiple relatives with the same names.
- In Family Tree Builder (the software - not the web interface), you go to your Tree, and you pull up the individual you need to attach a relationship to.
- There is an "Edit" button on the lower right. Click it and it will drop down a list.
- For "Attaching" a wife, for instance, you select "Spouse" and "Attach Spouse". This will bring up a dialog with every person in your family tree and you just select that person.
The same goes for siblings, children, parents, etc. It's a wonderful feature that I use all the time.
What I would do before I started doing this is go through your people list and CAREFULLY delete all the accidently added people, BEFORE you start attaching. It may be easier than you think - as most of the incorrect people will have no associated parents. Your "REAL" people who you want to attach will have parents.
Thank you, Connie. I had no idea I had software on the desktop until now. I have deleted one half of a cousin marriage, but the other refuses to go away. Her card has moved next to her duplicate card in the tree, but I can't delete it, then attach it to her husband's. When I try, her husband appears duplicated. Ping...pong, been playing with it for a while.
I guess first I would try going through my people list and deleting all incidences of BOTH married cousins sets. Once that's done I would then go back and add the individuals back in, as sons, and as daughters of the parents. Then, you should be able to "Attach" a spouse from one cousin to the next.
Thank you for writing us in the forums and we appreciate your patience regarding this issue.
I understand that the tree looks too small for you to view, you can change the "zooming" in and out feature in the bottom right of the tree display. You will have a bar that you will have to drag up and down (above the house icon), this will let you control how close you would like to view the personal cards of the individuals on your tree.
I hope it works out for you!
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Tack för att du skriver oss på forum och vi uppskattar ditt tålamod när det gäller denna fråga.
Jag förstår att trädet ser för liten för dig att visa, kan du ändra "zooma" in och ut funktionen i nedre högra hörnet av trädet displayen. Du kommer att ha en bar som du kommer att behöva dra upp och ned (ovanför huset ikonen), kommer detta låter dig styra hur nära du vill visa personliga kort för de personer på ditt träd.
I STILL can't update the home page for my family site. I do the updates and post it, and then nothing happens. This has been going on for a long time and I understood it was fixed... but no.
Suggestion: You folks should create a new section on the forum just for bugs and bug-fixes. It would keep the rest of the sections cleaner and seperate out the true bugs from simple new-user/how-to questions.
Thanks & I hope you get the update issue resolved soon. I haven't updated that page since 2011. Yikes!
I can see that you also opened an email ticket about the subject. I can see that you also opened another forum post about the ticket not being answered. Please note that all these posts are duplicates of the same issue.
Your email was answered. Please check it.
The problem was with a word in your home page text that caused an error as it was identified as malicious by our systems.
I have a tree starting with DMcC 1745-1812 followed by his sons Joseph and James..thereafter some 320 people ..I now realise that I have the correct Joseph and the wrong James...is there an easy way of splitting the tree and starting a new one?
Not sure but; if the 'wrong' James should not be in your tree at all and nor should his descendants, then I suppose you should delete him. Problem solved.
If he is in the wrong place in the tree I think you can 'attach' him to (say) the correct parents (put parents in even if you don't know their names; name them 'unknown' and 'unknown'); and you may have the option in doing that to 'detach' James from his original situation.
Others may have better or more detailed advice; but on the limited information you give there seems no reason to 'split' the tree, unless you want a completely separate one for James.
Athol thanks I should be more precise......I have a 'close' but not close enough Y-67 Test with several (!) McCrackens. So I have started my trees top to bottom in a search for the 'common ancestor'. I have a Missourii tree, DMcC main line tree and a Pennsylvania tree, all three trees go back to colonial America days with 3 different starting people all of whom are close to me genetically, but are seemingly unrelated to each other in the era in which I am working.
I don't want to lose all the work I have done on James nor on Joseph (The larger segment) but the two are not brothers. Therefore all I want to do is start a new tree from James the pretender and work on the real James with Joseph.....phew..... All this comes of course from chasing a missing/ unknown father i.e. mine.
I export the file as a GED and either manually edit it or load it into an OLD copy for Family Treemaker for Windows that allows for detaching a person from his wife and kids and then creating an "Everything" chart for him and his relatives only.
I then export the individuals in that chart to GED and re import it as a new file in FTB.
I wish FTB would allow the selective export/delete of individuals in a chart or report.
I would find life Much easier it that feature were implemented.
When I log into my site I can't open the family tree. All the other links open OK, my profile etc but when I click on family tree the search wheel just keeps turning on the screen and nothing happens, other members do not have this issue.