Delete a person

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Irene Eng
2013-08-28
2013-09-24
  • Stephen Arnold
    Stephen Arnold
    2013-08-28

    Irene
    Usually, unless a duplicate, you don't want to 'delete' the person, but rather simply reassign them to the proper family. The best way to "remove" a person from a family record is to navigate to that family record involved and use the CHANGE FAMILY MEMBERS tool.

    You can also use this same tool to add or change spouses.

     
  • Irene Eng
    Irene Eng
    2013-08-29

    Thanks Stephen
    Where does this Change Family Member located? Sorry ...
    It's a duplicate. Is it ok to use it for another person (totally unrelated) to avoid 'delete'?
    Thanks

     
    Last edit: Irene Eng 2013-08-29
  • Stephen Arnold
    Stephen Arnold
    2013-08-29

    Irene
    Where MOST of the other tools are - EDIT menu. Come on, I know you're better than this.

     
  • Gerry Kroll
    Gerry Kroll
    2013-08-29

    Irene:
    Since this person is a duplicate, it's better to delete. That's a lot less work than if you were to change the person's detailed information and then unlink that person from one family and link to another.

    You would use the "unlink and link elsewhere" sequence when the person's information had been entered correctly but was then attached to the wrong family. That way, you would avoid having to enter all of the person's information a second time.

    You need to remember that some information in the database belongs to individuals and other information belongs to families. For instance, birth, death, occupation, and residence as well as name information is part of an individual's details. Marriage, divorce, and the list of who's in the family all belong to the family's details.