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From: Roger Nelson <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Spliting Database
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 20:25:05 +0100
Thanks for that Wim exactly what I wanted
wim prange wrote:
> Hi Roger,
> I don't know why you would want to split the database and merge it again.
> >From what you've written it seems to me you can achieve what you want by
> linking the 2nd John Nelson to the correct set of parents via the
> Parents-tab: click on the small x to the right of the view (under the small
> box with the ID-number) to delete the faulty set of parents and add the
> correct parents on the same tab.
> To 'relocate' the census-records from the 1st to the 2nd John Nelson do the
> Select the Summary-tab of the Individuals View from the John Nelson with the
> faulty census events.
> Select the faulty events, right-click, select "Mark/Unmark Event", repeat
> that for every faulty event.
> When you're done, go to Data > Extract Marked Subrecords. Genbox will
> extract these subrecords to a new individual with the temporary name
> "Extracted Individual".
> Go to the 2nd John Nelson, go to Data > Merge Individuals. In the dialog
> select the Extracted Indivial (it's the last person in your database). This
> way the events from the Extracted Ind. will be merged into the 2nd John
> Nelson (John Nelson will retain his original ID-nr).
> To finish the proces, you should unmark the events (Select > Unmark
> subrecords) and delete the added name "Extracted Individual" on the
> Identifiers tab.
> When you feel a little skittish about this, you could do a test run on a
> test database, or backup your database.
> Good luck,
>> -----Original Message-----
>> [mailto:] On Behalf Of Roger Nelson
>> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 2:56 PM
>> Subject: [GENBOX] Spliting Database
>> Genbox 3.7.1
>> Windows xp
>> I have 2 John NELSON.s in my Tree, both about the same age (b
>> abt 1839).
>> One has a long branch of descendants running through to
>> today, the other a couple of census records which should
>> belong to the first. I now find I have the parents of the two
>> wrong as well.
>> I need to break the large branch complete from the parents of
>> one and join/merge it to the parents of the other. Everything
>> except birth and Baptism has to come out and be put in with
>> the second John
>> Whilst Merging is well documented I cannot find how to
>> disconnect a branch, this is possibly due to my inability to
>> use the help menu correctly.
>> I would appreciate some help with this problem please.
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