I’m My Own Grandpa
Ancestral Quest – Fixing Loops
We have probably all heard the song where a man sings, “I’m my own grandpa.” This is what that pedigree chart looks like.
Richard Conner (RIN 17417) is the son of William Conner (RIN 17404) who is the son of Richard Conner (RIN 17417) who is the son of William Conner (RIN 17404) who is the son of Richard Conner (RIN 17417) who is the son of….
Sometimes people get flustered by this situation and decide to just delete one of them. This will cause the problem to cease, but it isn’t really the right solution. If you do this, the deleted person is now missing from the file. To find the solution, look at the Family view of each.
Note that the birth date of William Conner (RIN 17404) is 17 Jul 1765.
Note that the birth date of Richard Conner (RIN 17417) is 9 Feb 1794. Since William Conner is older than Richard Conner, he cannot be Richard’s son.
To correct this, place William Conner in the principal position (see the first of the two Family view illustrations above), and click the Other Parents/Rels button.
This shows the Parents of screen with Richard and his wife Elizabeth Brandon as the parents. Theirs is a real marriage, and should be preserved, however William is not their son. To unlink William from this family, click the Unlink button.
Ancestral Quest requests confirmation that you want to unlink William. Click Yes.
The Parents of screen now shows William with no parents. Click OK to return to the Family view.
This shows that Richard Conner (RIN 17417) is the son of William Conner (RIN 17404), and that William has no parents in this file.
The pedigree view shows the same.
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