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Deleting a Group of Individuals in Family Tree Maker 2010-2017

In Family Tree Maker 2019, you can delete a group of individuals from your family tree to help keep your tree organized and accurate. Here are the steps to delete a group of individuals in FTM 2010-2017:

  1. Open Family Tree Maker and open the tree that contains the individuals you want to delete.
  2. Locate the group of individuals you want to delete.
  3. Select the individuals by holding down the “Ctrl” key on your keyboard while clicking on each individual.
  4. Press the “Delete” button on your keyboard.
  5. A window will appear asking you to confirm the deletion. Click “Yes” to delete the individuals.

It’s important to note that before deleting a group of individuals, it’s recommended to make a backup of your tree, in case any errors occur during the process, or if you change your mind and want to restore them. Additionally, when deleting individuals, it’s important to review the information and sources of the individuals to make sure they are not important or they are not referring to the same person, and avoid any inaccuracies.

It’s also important to note that, depending on the version of FTM you are using, the way to access the delete feature may be different. So, it’s recommended to check the user manual or help section of the software for more information on how to delete individuals specifically in your version of FTM.

Finding Family Tree Maker Files in Windows

Family Tree Maker windows 10 files, also known as GEDCOM files, are used to store genealogy data and can be found on your Windows computer. Here are the steps to find FTM files in Windows:

  1. Click on the Start button and select “File Explorer” or “Windows Explorer”.
  2. In the File Explorer window, select the “Computer” or “This PC” option from the left sidebar.
  3. Look for the drive where you believe the FTM files are saved, most likely it’s the C drive.
  4. Click on the drive to open it and look for a folder named “Family Tree Maker” or “FTM” or “GEDCOM”
  5. Open the folder and you will find the GEDCOM files with the extension .ged or .ftm
  6. You can also try to search for the files by going to the search bar on the top right corner of the File Explorer window and type “.ged” or “.ftm”

It’s important to note that, depending on the version of FTM you are using, the folder name and the location may be different. So, it’s recommended to check the user manual or help section of the software for more information on where the files are saved specifically in your version of FTM. Additionally, if you have saved the file on an external drive, you will need to connect it to your computer before you can access the files.

If you have been using Family Tree Maker 2010-2017, you may have found yourself needing to delete a group of individuals in your family tree at some point. It’s not always as simple as it sounds, but with these five easy steps, you can quickly and easily delete a page of individuals in Family Tree Maker 2010-2017.



Step 1: Launch the Family Tree Maker program and select the family tree file you wish to edit.



Step 2: Locate the group of individuals you wish to delete. This can be done in several ways including using the navigation bar to to search for a person’s name or by navigating through generations from the Pedigree view.



Step 3: Once you have located the individuals in question, select the Delete button from the pull-down menu. A confirmation dialogue box will pop up, so make sure to read this carefully before confirming that you want to delete the group.



Step 4: Once you have confirmed the deletion, Family Tree Maker will prompt you to save your changes.



Step 5: Last, you will want to sync your changes with your online family tree. This can be done in the Sync tab, and if successful you will see a “sync complete” message.



By following these five easy steps, you can successfully delete a group of individuals in Family Tree Maker 2010-2017. It’s always important to read the confirmation dialogue closely so that you are absolutely sure of the changes you are making!

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