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BobWard
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Check for Unlinked Relatives or Individuals

Post by BobWard » 12 Jan 2020 20:51

I am trying to find a way to check my database to see if there are any people there who may have been inadvertantly, or intentionally, unlinked from my family tree, i.e., I am looking for any "orphans".

I thought there was a Plug-In to do this, but I was unable to find one. Is there an easy way to identify any potential orphans that may be hiding in my database?

Note: I did run the standard query "Search for Orphans", but it seemed to return everyone in my database. Five people had a Pool number of 2, while the remainder had a Pool number of 1. Not quite sure as to how to interpret this result. Does a Pool number of 2 mean that there is no relationship to anyone else in the family tree?

Update: I pulled up the profiles for all the people who were in Pool 2. It does appear that they have no relational connection to anyone else in the family tree. So, I think I have confirmed that anyone in Pool 2 does not belong in the family tree.
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Re: Check for Unlinked Relatives or Individuals

Post by MB@RE » 12 Jan 2020 21:11

Create a new individual query.
On line two add : "=RelationPool(%INDI%)"
Those not in Pool 1, should be orphans.

I found this by going on the 'Help menu'.
Mike Burditt researching BURDITTs of Leic/Northants and WEBSTERs of Lancs

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Re: Check for Unlinked Relatives or Individuals

Post by BobWard » 12 Jan 2020 21:15

MB@RE wrote:
12 Jan 2020 21:11
Those not in Pool 1, should be orphans.
Agree, that seems to match the results that I got using the Search for Orphans query.

I think I have answered my question. Thanks.

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Re: Check for Unlinked Relatives or Individuals

Post by tatewise » 12 Jan 2020 22:35

Pool numbers indicate family groups.

Everyone in the same Pool are either directly related or related by marriage.

Anyone in one Pool is totally unrelated to anyone in a different Pool.

The Search for Orphans Query lists records in their Pools.
Anyone in a unique Pool is and individual orphan.

Pool number 1 is usually the largest main Pool including the File Root.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history ~ tatewise ancestry

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