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I've had a look at your suggestion and that seems to work well.
Another reason for me to use a combined project.
On 16/04/2022 00:14, Victor Markham via
When the two projects are combined and you do a narrative
report from the husbands ancestors and another from the wife's
the report will give different details as if they were from
If you go to a person on your tree and open the 'view' menu at
the top then prompt 'query' and from the menu prompt
relationship. This will list all those related to the particular
person you have highlighted on FH. Let's say the husband. This
will list all the relationships he has. Do the same for the wife
it will list different relationship names. Both are open like a
spreadsheet which can be saved
There really is no need to have 2 separate projects
I also have FTM which gives more details of the names and the
links. Something like '4th cousin of wife of 2nd cousin once
removed of victor' FH just says 'no direct relationship'
On 15/04/2022 22:22, Alsatia wrote:
Thanks for your advice. You are correct in
thinking I have one project for myself and one for my wife.
Ideally I would like to keep both projects separate but as
you say in this case any further common ancestors that are
discovered would need to be duplicated. This could lead to
errors. On the other hand a common ancestor may mean there
are other links to be found which would otherwise not be
apparent that a merged project would facilitate.
I think that i would like to merge the two projects as a 3rd
project and keep the original projects intact but
unchanged. If at some time in the future there are no more
common ancestors to be discovered then the common
information can be added separately to the two projects.
This would be best so only the relevant parts of the family
history can be disseminated to my own family and to my
Perhaps you would be so kind as to explain the relevant
procedures to put this into effect.
On 15/04/2022 20:30, Mike Tate
Reading between the lines, I guess you have two separate Projects; one for yourself, and one for your wife.
The recurring advice that is often given is that one combined Project is usually far superior.
It avoids the problem you are now facing for all common relatives.
It also often means such relatives are more easily and quickly discovered.
That includes not only common ancestors, as in this case, but also common descendants such as your children and grandchildren.
Having one Project avoids needing to update such common relatives in two Projects.
So the solution to your question depends on whether you wish to continue with two Projects and their parallel updating or to merge them into one composite Project that will be simpler to manage.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Alsatia
Sent: 15 April 2022 17:42
Subject: [family-historian] How to merge part of a tree
In researching my own and my wife's family trees I have discovered we have a common ancestor. There are a large number of members of the family previous to that ancestor. I would like to add those from one tree into the other without having to enter all the details again. I look forward to anyone's suggestions.