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    Copying Multiple People from one Family File to Another

    I have several Reunion family files and suddenly I find that the same person appears in two files.

    How can I quickly copy him and his descendants / antecedents from one file to the other? Then possibly merge the two "same" person.

    thanks

    Bill

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    Re: Copying Multiple People from one Family File to Another

    File >> Import >> Reunion Family File will get the entire family file imported. To import just a portion, in the "from" file, mark the appropriate people and create a GEDCOM that can be imported into the "to" file. Check the manual for details.

    Actually, to save yourself extra work, heartbreak, frustration, etc..., you should import all of those "several family files" into one.
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      Re: Copying Multiple People from one Family File to Another

      Originally posted by Bill H View Post
      I have several Reunion family files and suddenly I find that the same person appears in two files.

      How can I quickly copy him and his descendants / antecedents from one file to the other? Then possibly merge the two "same" person.

      thanks

      Bill
      Once both sets of data have been combined into one (Master) file, you should UNMARK ALL individuals and then MARK only the PERSON(S) you wish to combine. If there is only the one person (two sets of data), then there will be only one merge. If, on the other hand, you have a married couple, you should mark BOTH individuals -- thus producing two merges.

      Once merged you will have to examine and possibly modify the list of events to reflect the most accurate sequence of events.

      Also, BE SURE TO PORT ALL RELEVANT SOURCE MATERIAL into your master file. Once done, you will want to inspect those sources that carried over to the merged individual(s) and may wish to merge some of those as well!

      Good luck!
      Arnold
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      RESEARCHING: FRIESLAND (Holland); NEW BRUNSWICK (Canada); Maine, NYS & NJ (USA)

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        Re: Copying Multiple People from one Family File to Another

        Originally posted by Bob White View Post
        File >> Import >> Reunion Family File will get the entire family file imported. To import just a portion, in the "from" file, mark the appropriate people and create a GEDCOM that can be imported into the "to" file...
        Rather than using GEDCOM to import a portion of another family file, I'd suggest marking the ancestors/descendants in the "from" file and then, in the "to" file, choose File > Import > Reunion Family File and select the "Marked people" option in the import window.
        Frank Leister
        Leister Productions Inc.

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          Re: Copying Multiple People from one Family File to Another

          Wow! Need to study the manual some more. I did not know import/export of Family File could be selective like a normal database. Thank you.
          Bob White, Mac Nut Since 1985, Reunion Nut Since 1991
          Jenanyan, Barnes, White, Duncan, Dunning, Luce, Hedge and more
          iMac/MacBookPro 11 iPhone/iPadPro 14 R13 & RT 1 Watch 7.1

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            Re: Copying Multiple People from one Family File to Another

            Many thanks folks ..... it wasn't as difficult as i had anticipated!!!

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