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#1 RuthAppleby

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 01:11 AM

I descend from two siblings.  One sibling is shown with the correct relationship of "....grandmother" while the other sibling is shown as "....uncle".  Despite refreshing relationships, the error remains. 


I have tried unlinking and relinking, and also unlinking and creating a new person as father, then merging the new father with the "uncle" - then the correct relationship is shown but the new person always has the new identity number, rather than retaining the old (and I have tried ticking each before merging ).  I need to retain the identity number as it relates to references outside the database.


Help please.

#2 Jim Byram

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 06:37 AM

Which ID# is retained depends who is on the left when merging.


You can always change the ID# to the one you want. (Tools / Renumber People)

#3 RuthAppleby

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 03:15 AM

Thank you!


I found that if I changed the original person to the left side, the relationship did not correct itself.  However, if I left the new father on the left, and then changed the number after the merge, the relationship did remain corrected. (I hope I said that clearly....)

Edited by RuthAppleby, 29 April 2015 - 03:21 AM.

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