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Fixing relationship mistakes in Family Tree Maker

Fixing relationship mistakes in Family Tree Maker

Answer ID 5165
How do I fix a relationship mistake in Family Tree Maker?

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 using Family Tree Maker 2008-2012

  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 Person menu 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 using Family Tree Maker 2008-2012
  1. Under the People workspace, select the individual you want to reattach family to from the index on the left

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  2. From the top of the window, click the Person menu 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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Detaching incorrect relationships using Family Tree Maker 2014

  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 Person menu and select Attach/Detach Person, then Detach Selected Person.

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  3. In the Detach window, select the individual(s) you want to detach this person from, and then click OK.

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  4. The individual is now detached from these relationships.

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Reattaching individuals using Family Tree Maker 2014

  1. Under the People workspace, select the individual you want to reattach family to from the index on the left.

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  2. From the top of the window, click the Person menu 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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