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    What links people to an island?

    I missed class the day Islands were explained, but apart from obvious connections among family members, there appear to be other rules that cause other people to be lumped into the same island. I have many islands, as I track hundreds of different immigrant families that are mostly unrelated.

    I'd like to name the larger islands, if I could figure out what the common factor is.

    I tried the TOP function. I selected an individual shown in an island, clicked Top, then looked for a relationship of the found Top to someone else in the same island. Often the result is 'No relationship'. So it seems it will be necessary to break whatever it is that produces that situation.

    In my own family file, the largest island has 31000+ people, but a search for All relatives of that TOP individual, including spouses and parents, finds only 20437. Looking at someone in that big island who is unchecked, I found them to be a son of someone who was checked. And looking at that family's children, only certain ones are checked.

    Any explanation?

    -Paul
    -- Paul ... Reitz immigrants in America

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    Originally posted by Paul Reitz View Post
    I missed class the day Islands were explained, but apart from obvious connections among family members, there appear to be other rules that cause other people to be lumped into the same island. I have many islands, as I track hundreds of different immigrant families that are mostly unrelated.
    Basically, an Island is a group of people linked to each other but not linked to other islands. People in an island do not have to be "blood-related." They could be your spouse's parents. I.e., they would not be blood related to you. However, they are in your family file and they are linked to your spouse who is linked to you. Also, an island could be one person who is not linked to anyone. (I.e., that person would be his own island.) More examples of Islands can be found in the Reunion manual by searching for "islands." (To access the manual, click on the "?" in the lower-left corner of just about any Reunion window.) The first result is "What Is the Islands Sidebar." Click on that link.

    Note: Islands were added as a new feature in Reunion 11. Information about Islands was included in the "Top 11 New Features in Reunion 11" video, found here...
    https://www.leisterpro.com/download/R11_top11.mp4

    I hope this is helpful for you in clarifying what Islands are an why you are seeing what you are
    Deb Stuller
    Leister Productions Inc.

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