Pat asked a similar question, and my reply here describing different methods of defining who "belongs" to a family group, and who does not, also may be of interest. As I said to Pat: "How you choose to set your Flags is up to you and what you want that Flag to show."
Adding unrelated familyunrelated
Posted 23 April 2017 - 03:20 PM
Yes, I'm sure it was obvious that I haven't used Flags beyond the default flags. At this point, I think I'll stick with a Family Group for this particular family.
Thanks so much for all your input, Terry and Michael! I can always come back to this message thread for more ideas!
Posted 28 April 2017 - 10:16 AM
I use a modified Note Tag titled "Duplicate" to link possible duplicate people. I highlight the tag to it stands out. I then add the new people, possible relations, as unrelated persons, and link possible duplicates with the "Duplicate" tag, with both as principles. This immediately notifies me of possible duplicate people, and allows me to consider new data in that light. If it turns out they are the same, I merge the two and their families. In reports, I usually check the box to not include "Duplicate Tags" unless research into that possibility is the purpose of that report.
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