I'm not sure if my query is the same, but I have found another branch of the family where one person's father was not listed on his death certificate, but the mother is. I have found the mother and it appears she had 2 children - 4yrs apart - but there is no mention of the father. I have entered both of then into FTB without the father, and them having her surname.
On getting smart matches all the above details are there, but also it appears she married some one else later and had 3 children. How can I add this relationship without the 2 previous children showing in that marriage?
I thought of adding a "dummy" name for their father, then linking them to him. Then adding the marriage for the other 3 children and their names. After I have done that, go back to the "dummy" name unlink the 2 children from him and their mother, then delete this name completely from the relationship. This would give the 2 children with their mother, but no spouse linked to her.
My friend maintains a tree of my family in Ancestry on behalf of my son. Although she is a Member of my online site, she has chosen to furnish me with her research resullts via a GEDCOM file rather than add or change my site's data manually. The GEDCOM file she has sent is approximately the same size as my tree's file, and a peek at its content via FTB shows me that most of its data is far behind what I have developed in my tree. She instructs me to do a "merge" import of the file.
Is her advice correct? If I import her file, how can I be sure that only its new and most current informaton will be added to my tree? How can I be sure that none of its obsolete, outdated, or incorrect information overrides anything in my tree?
I tried something essentially as you suggested, but FTB locked up and had to be terminated. I made use of my friend's previously provided GEDCOM as a base and attempted to merge her updated file; since both files contained over 700 names, I may have exceeded my subscription's limits. Could there be an Excel solution to my problem? (I wish a developer would reply to this post.)
In order for us to help in this case, we would need to have more detailed information about the GEDCOM and the account. This information should not be communicated in the public forum to secure your privacy. Therefore I wrote you Mr. Arthur Buhrman a private email to discuss this further.
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As you go back in time in your tree, you come across people with known brothers or sisters but unknown parents. How can you add these to the tree? The only way I have found is to add a parent (suitably called "Unknown") first.
That is of my knowledge the only way. I see that you are posted in Sweden. If your peron is swedish/nordic then if your persons last name is Nilsson/Nilsdotter then you know that the fathes first name was Nils. Then you can use that instead of unknown to connect the other sibbling. I have many of that kind in my tree.
Has anyone any experience of trying to create one person intwo different branches of the family. I have only just come to learn that this family appears twice so most of the information is already in the system.
I have added photos in PNG format to my family tree and tagged them as personal photos, but they do not show up on people's cards in Family Tree Builder or on the family site, although they show when I click on the Photos button. The photos show correctly if they are added as JPG files. Have I missed something or is there a problem with personal photos in PNG format?
Apologies if this has been covered in other posts.
I had a problem when importing a people spreadsheet from EXCEL. I was getting an "incorrect header", even though I had copied the header across from an exported CSV file. This was solved by editing the header on the first column from
ï»¿"ID 1 I UTF-8" to ID 1 I UTF-8
However, when trying to import families from a CSV file, the following error occurred - 0 families were successfully imported from the file. This was after editing the header on the first column. Even importing an exported families file with some modifications to the row did not result in the modifications being updated.