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I spec-ed out a branch on my family tree on Ancestry.com, but later found out that the branch was in error. I can delete each person individually, but it's a long process to edit/delete each one. Is there a way to prune a whole branch? Or just select a group of people to delete?

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Richard: We're trying to get a Genealogy Q&A site going at Area 51. Hope you're interested. It's at bit.ly/RSJoH5 - Sorry to post this as a comment, but it seems to be the only way I can contact you. – lkessler Sep 21 '12 at 6:14
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You can delete a branch of the tree by deleting the person at the base of the branch. Edit per comments: This will not delete the actual people from your list of individuals though. There is not a way to delete multiple people at a time from both places.


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Hover over Person2 and click Edit:

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Click "Delete this person":

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Persons 2, 4, and 5 have been deleted.

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I like how there are leafs on Persons 1, 2, 3, and 5! – Rebecca Chernoff Jul 17 '10 at 1:05
I must be doing something wrong then. The people are gone from the visual tree, but when I look at all the people in the tree in listview form, Person 4 and 5 are still there. Orphaned. – Richard Morgan Jul 17 '10 at 1:07
Huh. You're right. I've been using FTM lately, but those are the steps I remember taking. When I just tried it and saw the tree change as above, I didn't think to check the list. :| – Rebecca Chernoff Jul 17 '10 at 1:30

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