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TOPIC: How to delete an entire branch at once

How to delete an entire branch at once 1 month 1 week ago #1

  • MarkSteger
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Can I delete an entire branch at once?

I have discovered that my tree has an error identifying who the parents of one ancestor were. Those parents and *their* ancestors go back a dozen generations. Now I've discovered that they don't belong to my tree at all. I have found how I can delete the parent/child relationship with my farthest back known ancestor, but when I do that, I'm left with a dangling trunk of ancestors that are no longer connected to my tree. I can delete each individual one by one, but it would be easier if I could delete and individual and just check a box that says something like "and delete all ancestors of that person as well."
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How to delete an entire branch at once 1 month 1 week ago #2

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There is no function to do that.
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How to delete an entire branch at once 1 month 1 week ago #3

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I was afraid of that, but wanted confirmation. Thanks for the quick response.
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How to delete an entire branch at once 1 month 1 week ago #4

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There is one option
try the plugin in the Add-ons section and make some suggestion to it.
(www.webtrees.net/index.php/en/add-ons/ca...y/3-modules?start=20) look for Branch export module
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How to delete an entire branch at once 1 month 1 week ago #5

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Thanks for the suggestion. I've manually deleted all the individuals on the tree, so my need is solved, but if the plug-in allows one to delete a branch, not just export it, it could prove useful if my need arises again in the future.
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