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Fixing relationship mistakes in Family Tree Maker for Mac

Fixing relationship mistakes in Family Tree Maker for Mac

Answer ID 1222
How do I fix relationship mistakes in Family Tree Maker for Mac?

In Family Tree Maker, you may find later that a spouse you previously entered really was married to a different person or that a child really belonged to a different set of parents. You can easily fix relationship mistakes in your tree by detaching and reattaching individuals in your tree.


Detaching incorrect relationships

  1. Under the People workspace, select the individual you want to detach from a relationship from the index on the left.

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  2. From the top of the window, click the People button and select Attach/Detach Person, then select Detach Selected Person.

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  3. In the Detach window, select the existing family you want to detach this person from and click OK.

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  4. The individual is now detached from these relationships.

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Reattaching individuals

  1. Under the People workspace, select the individual you want to reattach family to from the index on the left.
  2. From the top of the window, click the People button and select Attach/Detach Person, then select Attach Father, Mother, Spouse, or Child.

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  3. Scroll through the list of individuals and find the person you want to attach. Select their name, and click OK.

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  4. In the Attach window, choose the existing or new family you want to attach this person to and click OK.

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  5. The individual will now show with the correct family listed.

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