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From: maxine <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] Duplicate spouses
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 11:14:09 -0700
Alfred, my problem is I get an "unknown spouse" all the time. Can you
give me the step by step way to add a spouse without getting the
"unknown". And once they are there how do I delete the unknown?
Using RM 3.
On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 9:26 AM, Alfred Eller <> wrote:
> Is one of the families complete? Both spouses, children and all the facts?
> If not, make one complete by copying facts and linking children.
> You should probably make a backup at this point, in case you stub your
> toe along the way.
> Now, go to the spouses 2 button and choose the family that is NOT
> complete, at least the one that you want to get rid of.
> Right click on either one of the parents in this family you want to get
> rid of and choose delete - Family.
> Keep the default, "unlink as family but keep the people in the database"
> and complete the deletion.
> That should do it.
> Alfred Eller
> M. A. Beldin wrote:
>> I was looking at my database yesterday and saw that somehow my daughter
>> in law was no longer listed as my son's wife (I was in the Family Group
>> Screen.) My son was there with the kids but Carolyn and her whole line was
>> gone. So I clicked on the space to add a spouse, found her in my database
>> and added her. This morning, when I awoke, I wondered it the marriage info
>> was still there, so just checked.
>> She now has two spouses, my son, Kris Record #3, listed twice. The two
>> spouses show at the top of the Edit Person screen but there is only one
>> marriage and one sealing to spouse which are correct. I unlinked him but the
>> space was blank, so re-linked him. Now both of them have two spouses both
>> the same people with the same record numbers so they are not duplicated in
>> RM Explorer. So what I now show is my son having two identical spouses and
>> my daughter in law having two idential spouses and the same kids.
>> I tried unlinking but that just created the two spouses for my daughter
>> in law on top of the two spouses my son already had.
>> How do I clean up this mess?
>> Margie in Washington State
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