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Delete or divide trees
Lisa Hopp Robinson
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I would like to delete half of a tree so I can post it separately.  I just tried the recommended help suggestion which required me to individually load each member of that part of my gedcom into a new file.  It would help immensely if I could select more than one person at a time, or could even select a group with the same last name.  Each time I have to scroll down to find the next name--It won't even go back to where it left off.  For anyone with a tree of more than 6 people this is a terrible time consuming process!  I wish I had never entered my husband's tree with mine.   

I also thought I might be able to copy my gedcom and then just delete the other branch, and save the one half,  but I cannot find any way to remove people once they are entered.   

More than frustrated!

L.R. 

Lisa Hopp Robinson
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RE: Delete or divide trees
Cindy McCabe
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I agree that something more simple than instructions for 33 steps is needed for this common problem.  I  recently tried to do the export/import file dance for eliminating duplicates, and it did not work.  Don't know yet if it is because I'm using Windows XP and Excel from 2002, or if it is a true software glitch. 
Cindy McCabe
Naperville, IL
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RE: Delete or divide trees [2]
Lior Shaked
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Hi Cynthia,

Thanks for writing.

I answered your emails regarding this issue.

Best Regards,

Lior

MyHeritage team 

Lior Shaked
Israel
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RE: Delete or divide trees [3]
Geo+Sandy
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Hey, I have a MAC and want to split my tree using online web site.  I posted 3-4000 people including my wife's line and now get 1000's of smart matches for her side.  PLEASE MAKE THIS EASY TO DO.  ONLINE.  

==George= 

Geo+Sandy
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RE: Delete or divide trees
Rhianna W
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Hi LR

Our Family Tree Builder software has the tools you need to make the division.

It means a few extra steps to move your online tree into the software and back after you've finished, but it's entirely doable to split your tree so you don't have to remove each entry one by one.

To move the tree:

1. Download and install Family Tree Builder - www.myheritage.com/ftb

2. Log into your family site and click on Family Tree > Manage Trees.

3. Export to GEDCOM

4. Save the GEDCOM to your computer and double click on it to open in Family Tree Builder (FTB).

5. Save the tree in FTB and then click on File > Export GEDCOM. 

6. Save As, click Next and Next

7. On the next screen select "Include only selected people".

8. Choose the eldest ancestors of the branches you want to keep. Include spouses and descendants. Click OK

9. Choose YES to save a photo album file if you wish and then the tree will start exporting.

Now you have exported the parts of the tree you want to continue to work on. The next thing to do is put the tree back up on your family site.

1. Open the new tree you just created in Family Tree Builder.

2. Save it and click on File > Export GEDCOM

3. This time export the full tree. Select all people in project.

4. Save the file to your computer and remember where you saved it.

5. Log into your family site.

6. Click on Family Tree > Import GEDCOM.

7. Browse to find the file and import.

8. Go to Family Tree > Manage Trees and delete the old tree (if you wish).

 

I hope this information helps you. Let me know if you have questions along the way. 

 

Rhianna W
Tel Aviv, Israel
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RE: Delete or divide trees
Shelly Weiner
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Join the club ... this site seems to be frustrating to a lot of people for a lot of reasons

*awkward entering/deleting

*very stupid "smart" matches and the multiple steps involved

*lists that are incomplete (eg birth/death but no marriage)

*silly tree that pops up whenever you do something

*customer "service" replies that say one thing:  "we are working on it -  will send this to product development team"

 etc

Shelly Weiner
Henderson, NV
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