Removing an Unknown Spouse

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  1. Blackmogs

    Blackmogs Moderator. General Dogs(cats)body. Staff Member

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    Good morrow one and all. I have Family Tree Maker and for some reason one of my grandfathers appears with 2 spouses, one is named and the other is shown as Unknown Spouse. For the life of me I cannot see how to get rid of this. I've tried giving her a name and deleting her, nada. I've tried going to the husband and removing the link but it only allows me to remove a link from any of the named people i.e his proper wife, his parents and any of his children. Grrrrrrrr

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    This probably won't help in the slightest 'cause I don't use Family Tree Maker, but in Family Historian I had the same problem - until I discovered that by right clicking on a person's name when the generations are displayed (I don't really know how else to describe the window I am referring to), you can then delete he or she. Probably not the 'proper' way to do it, but it works for me :D xx
     
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    Londoner Will always roll up her sleeves and dig around

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    Have you checked that any children have his 'proper' wife as their mother ? If they have Unknown as mother changing this might then remove the unknown spouse.
     
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    She doesn't have a name, just unknown spouse. If I try to name her, FTM just creates a new person altogether giving him 3 wives lol. I can delete the named one. This one just exists as a fact to him but there is no way of getting at her!
     
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    checking now
     
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    Blackmogs Moderator. General Dogs(cats)body. Staff Member

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    Oh my! You really are a genius! One of the children was erroneously attached to this unknown and as soon as I detached him she vanished!

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