adding ancestors from one project(file) to another


Richard Clark
 

Hi...I have 2 projects, one my own tree and the other a tree for a dear friend. I have discovered that her greatx8 grandfather is a distant relative of my grandfathers 3rd wife. Without merging the 2 trees together, how can I merge my friends' direct line into my tree?
regards


Mike Tate
 

Hi Richard,

I think you are asking how to merge part of your friend’s tree into your tree.

 

You first need to create a Project or a GEDCOM extracted from your friend’s tree that contains the direct line you want to transfer.

Either:

  1. Use File > Project  Window > More Tasks > Copy Project to make a copy of her project.
    Then use File > Split Tree Helper on the copy to prune it down to the records you want to transfer.

OR

  1. Use File > Import/Export > Export > GEDCOM File and <<Select the Individuals you want to transfer.

 

In both cases, there is a technique for selecting Individuals from a tree Diagram and using that list to choose what to transfer.;

See FHUG Knowledge Base ‘Create an export GEDCOM based on a diagram’

https://fhug.org.uk/kb/kb-article/create-an-export-gedcom-based-on-a-diagram/

In your case, you might only select the direct line ancestor boxes in the Diagram.

The resulting Name List can be applied to either the Split Tree Helper or Export > GEDCOM File method.

 

After creating the pruned Project/GEDCOM, use the File > Merge/Compare File command to import those records to your tree.

 

There is advice in the FHUG Knowledge Base on the Split Tree Helper, Export > GEDCOM File, and Merge/Compare File commands.

 

Mike Tate

 


Victor Markham
 

Personally I would simply merge them both. Who knows some of the names may be connected to both trees. There is nothing to lose by doing so

I have done myself and did find one or two names linked

Victor

On 15/10/2021 10:41 am, Mike Tate wrote:

Hi Richard,

I think you are asking how to merge part of your friend’s tree into your tree.

 

You first need to create a Project or a GEDCOM extracted from your friend’s tree that contains the direct line you want to transfer.

Either:

  1. Use File > Project  Window > More Tasks > Copy Project to make a copy of her project.
    Then use File > Split Tree Helper on the copy to prune it down to the records you want to transfer.

OR

  1. Use File > Import/Export > Export > GEDCOM File and <<Select the Individuals you want to transfer.

 

In both cases, there is a technique for selecting Individuals from a tree Diagram and using that list to choose what to transfer.;

See FHUG Knowledge Base ‘Create an export GEDCOM based on a diagram’

https://fhug.org.uk/kb/kb-article/create-an-export-gedcom-based-on-a-diagram/

In your case, you might only select the direct line ancestor boxes in the Diagram.

The resulting Name List can be applied to either the Split Tree Helper or Export > GEDCOM File method.

 

After creating the pruned Project/GEDCOM, use the File > Merge/Compare File command to import those records to your tree.

 

There is advice in the FHUG Knowledge Base on the Split Tree Helper, Export > GEDCOM File, and Merge/Compare File commands.

 

Mike Tate