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TOPIC: Add disconnected individuals to tree ?

Add disconnected individuals to tree ? 1 year 2 months ago #1

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During the digging through various archives I found individuals that could - or not - be related to my own tree. Mostly found through their birth or death record (and having the desired last name), but this info is not sufficient to determine where to add them into my family tree.

Rather than finding the correct relationship and determining if they're of relevance or not, I'd like to add them to the webtrees DB, so that I can later connect them to their respective sibling/parent/grandparent... when I find the information

However I found no way to add a disconnected individual. I understand that this is not the way a tree works, as I'm rather starting a new, separated tree.

Not sure if I should start a whole new (dummy) family tree to store those individuals, and how easy it would be to move them accross the trees when needed

Best practice, anyone ?

Thanks
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Add disconnected individuals to tree ? 1 year 2 months ago #2

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Control Panel > Family Trees > Manage Family Tree > Add unlinked records > Individual
We all have "orphans" or people we have added because we thought they were connected, but later found not, or might be connected, but can't find the connection, or for other reasons.
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Add disconnected individuals to tree ? 1 year 2 months ago #3

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I find the Control Panel method takes too many clicks.

So I create the person as son/daughter of a random family, then (in a separate browser tab) edit the family to remove him/her and make orphanned again.

With some unique last names I have fictional parents (rougly per century) with names like Adam Foobar, Mozes Foobar etc, so I can keep track of the orphans that I'm certain of I can link to other families in the future.
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Add disconnected individuals to tree ? 1 year 2 months ago #4

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Sounds good !

I think I'll create people with first name like "city_century" and last name "foobar"
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