RE: [AQ_NFS] Pruning Trees
- Thanks for the information.
From: AQ_NFS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:AQ_NFS@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:05 PM
Subject: Re: [AQ_NFS] Pruning Trees
I take it that you are using the Advance Filtering capabilities to
select "All Ancestral Related". Is that correct?
Most of the time this works the way you would hope. However, if you have
an inter-marriage between someone in your selected ancestral line and
someone not in that line, then you will end up getting the same results
as "All Related" -- which is often everyone in the file.
When this happens, you need to delete your branch in smaller groups. For
example, if I wanted to delete all of my father's line, but keep my
mother's line, this is what we're dealing with:
1) I select my father, and choose "All Ancestral Related". Because of an
inter marriage between someone deeper down my father's line and someone
in my mother's line, I end up with "All Related".
2) So now I select my father's father and try "All Ancestral Related".
This gives me good results on my grandfather's line, so I can delete
3) Now I select my father's mother and try "All Ancestral Related".
Again, I get everyone. This means that the intermarriage is somewhere in
4) I repeat steps 2 and 3 above with the next generation -- pruning
selected sub-branches of the tree -- to get around the point of
5) At the end of this process you'll have deleted almost everyone in the
branch that you had set out to delete -- there may be a handful of
stragglers that you'll have to deal with individually or by family. If
the intermarriage happened in a close generation, you may only have to
repeat the steps above a couple of times. If it happens way down the
line, you may have to repeat those steps more times.
Hope this helps,
Mary-Theresa Dameron wrote:
> I think I asked this once before, but my computer crashed and I don't haveand
> the instructions I kept. There is a branch of my tree that hasn't been
> proven and I want to delete it. However, when following AQ's instructions,
> it basically picks out everyone in the file. I have nearly 30,000 names
> it isn't easy to pick and choose each one I don't want deleted. Is there a[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> better way?
> Mary-Theresa Dameron
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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