Loops, or links, or ribbons, whatever, are there to point out duplicates
on a diagram. Duplicates arise when individuals share ancestors and
second cousins do share great-grandparents. FH then chooses to display
the ancestors of these great-grandparents in one place on the diagram
and displays a link to the same people in the other branch. This is not
an error and you can choose not to display the ribbon if you wish, as
has been described in recent exchanges on this board.
On 28/11/2012 10:20, Stewart Harverson wrote:
I have coloured loops in my diagrams!
I have seen them before in the ‘Everyone’ diagram but now I have one looped couple that’s
emerged in the ‘All Relatives’.
(I have a modestly sized tree with about 1000 individuals - Using V5).
Perhaps these sweeping coloured loops are normal - is it that the program is merely
sorting out a crowded display and has merely repositioned the couple in question to find
I thought that perhaps the relationship between the individuals incorrect in some way so
I’ve temporarily unlinked them and they are 2nd cousins.
If it’s not normal to see these loops in the ‘All Relatives’ diagram then what steps
should I take to check to find any errors?
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