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How to delete ancestors older than a certain generation or age

Post by foolingreens » 28 Jun 2020 19:24

FH v 6.2.7
I've imported a GEDCOM file to FH from Ancestry and all looks good.
I want to upload an abbreviated version of my 10000 record file for DNA purposes to the other DNA sites I belong to.
I want the new file to include only those people back to my G4 grandparents and their families (6 generations including me) as well as all the relative descendants
I want it to include just BMD data and
I want it to include all the descendants that I currently have in the file
I did search the forums but after an hour couldn't find what I wanted
I tried the Split file facility and it ended up deleting all info except BMD(which I wanted) but it also ended up deleting all the descendants(which I didn't want). Plus I still have all the generations beyond 6 in the file.
I tried just closing the branches I didn't want and while the file looked good on FH it still contained all the files I couldn't see
My apologies if this has been addressed elsewhere but after an hour of searching I decided to post here

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Re: How to delete ancestors older than a certain generation or age

Post by Jane » 28 Jun 2020 19:41

I suggest you write a custom query to select your Grandparents back 4 generations
then add all the descendants of those already in the query,
you might then want to remove all living people other than yourself if you are posting the information to multiple sites and do not have all the living persons permissions to post.

Then use the Export option to create a new file selecting everyone using your new query.

On your newly exported file use the Clean Unwanted Fields
https://www.family-historian.co.uk/plug ... ry?id=1857

To remove all the information you don't want to include.
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Re: How to delete ancestors older than a certain generation or age

Post by tatewise » 29 Jun 2020 09:16

You might also find the Clean Living Persons Plugin useful.

Once you have got your Query to choose the Individuals to retain, there is detailed advice on the other tactics in Knowledge Base > Exporting a Family Tree with/without Media especially under Export to Website Without Sensitive Data.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history ~ tatewise ancestry

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