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From: Roger V Nelson <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Spliting Database
Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 23:21:21 +0100
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I am doing something else wrong now.
Same problem as before but this time I have swapped the parents ok but
the childbirth event has not swapped to the new parents.
After changing the child's parents, inside the parent tab. The Summery
page shows I have the childbirth event with the wrong child and Under
Children the correct name/sex is entered OK but no birth.
Do I have to transfer the birth event as you referred to under the
movement of other events?
I cannot remember doing this last time.
Roger Nelson wrote:
> 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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