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Using the Managing Relationships Tool in FTM 2019

Managing Relationships

The Manage Relationships tool lets you filter relationships by type and change one relationship type to another, whether that be for a single relationship or in bulk.

  1. Click Edit > Manage Relationships.  The Manage Relationships dialog opens.
  2. Choose the type of relationship you want to change from the Show relationships pop-up menu.
  3. The Relationship Instances list shows all relationships of the selected type.  The total number of instances appears next to the list heading.
  4. Select the checkbox next to each of the relationships you want to change the type of.  To change all the relationships in the list, select the Select all checkbox.
  5. From the Change selected relationships to this type pop-up menu, choose the new relationship type you want the selected relationship to have.
  6. Click Apply.
  7. When you're finished, click Close.

Tip: The Show relationships filter allows you to find, for example, all couples who have a Marriage fact but whose relationship type is "Unknown".  This makes the tool very handy for changing such relationships to Spouse.  For an example, see below:

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