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move person/s from project to another project

Post by Genie15 » 28 Oct 2017 09:05

I would like to know the best way to move a person or persons from one project to another project with their related persons and or details.

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Re: move person/s from project to another project

Post by tatewise » 28 Oct 2017 12:05

See Knowledge Base > Exporting a Family Tree with/without Media and also Knowledge Base > Merge/Compare File that explains the process.

In summary, you will need to use File > Import/Export > Export > GEDCOM File and select which records to export from one Project, then in the other Project use File > Merge/Compare File to import those records and match them up with people in that other Project.

If you need more detailed advice then do ask again.

Remember to use your experience gained from the posting Duplicate id numbers (14291).
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history ~ tatewise ancestry

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Re: move person/s from project to another project

Post by Genie15 » 28 Oct 2017 12:23

Hello,
That's the way I've been doing it but just thought there might be an easier way.
Thank you.

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Re: move person/s from project to another project

Post by tatewise » 28 Oct 2017 12:36

The 'easier' solution that many FH users adopt is to have just one composite Project including everyone.
Then you never have migrate groups of people from one Project to another Project.

If the purpose of your various Projects is to be able to produce Diagrams and Reports for sub-branches of your family tree, then that is usually quite easy with a composite Project.
In the worst case, you may have to use the File > Import/Export > Export > GEDCOM File technique to create a temporary sub-Project, and delete it after producing the Diagrams and Reports, but it does avoid the complicated Merge process.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history ~ tatewise ancestry

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Re: move person/s from project to another project

Post by Genie15 » 01 Nov 2017 13:32

I appreciate your comments.
Being an ex-The Master Genealogist user, where you could have separate projects yet the persons in other projects could be viewed from other projects.
So in my case I kept my family in one project whilst other Kain's were in another.
But this doesn't work in Family Historian.
So may have to put all into one project.

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Re: move person/s from project to another project

Post by E Wilcock » 21 Jul 2018 08:35

I have come across this thread while looking at the same question.
I too came from TMG and am not sure what you meant about being able to look at people from two different projects at the same time?
If you mean have two projects open at the same time, one can do the same in fh. Just open fh again and select and open a different project.

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