TOPIC: Is it possible to undo a marriage?

Is it possible to undo a marriage? 6 years 1 month ago #1

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I've accidentally added a new wife to the wrong guy in my tree, creating a family that never existed. Is there a way from the website of undoing this marriage?

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Is it possible to undo a marriage? 6 years 1 month ago #2

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Go to the family record, and delete it using the menu,

This will delete the family and the marriage, but leave both individuals in place.
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Is it possible to undo a marriage? 6 years 1 month ago #3

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Ok - forget that. I've now spotted the "Edit" icon with the "Delete" option on it!

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John

PS - Thanks Greg. I'm using the "colors" theme that hasn't got the labels on the toolbar icons so hadn't spotted the "Edit" one until just after I wrote my message, and before I read yours :-)
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Is it possible to undo a marriage? 6 years 1 month ago #4

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John
What Greg has tried to initiate with you was the correct, least destructive procedure for correcting your mistake.
While deleting people is always an option, it simply removes all the data on that person while the deletion of the family record is only destructive of family events.

And, maybe those events (MARR, DIV, MEDIA, etc) were actually correct, but only one person was wrong, then using the CHANGE FAMILY MEMBERS function would also be useful so that those facts and events and related materials were also not deleted or unassociated.
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Is it possible to undo a marriage? 6 years 1 month ago #5

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ToyGuy wrote:
John
What Greg has tried to initiate with you was the correct, least destructive procedure for correcting your mistake.

Thanks Stephen, that's why I did it that way!
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