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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun on Monday -- How Many Trees Are In Your Database??


I was catching up on some blog reading and saw that Randy Seaver recently posted Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- How Many Trees in Your Database?

I thought I would check my Legacy Family Tree Database. To do this go to View and then select Trees.  This will bring up the Tree Finder window.  {The image below shows the Tree Finder window.}



A few surprises here.  First, I have 52 total trees.  The largest has 3,191 people and the smallest have 1 person and there are 42 of them.  What!?  {The trees with only one person may have come from a GEDCOM import I did a long time ago.} I see some pruning of some bushes in my future.  Second, there are five trees with the Rutan surname.  I believe these are trees that I started when I was researching a brick wall and trying to see if there were any connections. {I will keep these...you never know when these will come in handy.}

There are a few things you can do in this window to make clean up easier.  I am going to select all of the trees with 1 person in them and click on the Add a Hashtag to the Entire Tree of the Hightlighted Individual.  My hashtag is going to be PRUNE.  To do this select what you want to hashtag and click the Add Hashtag button.  The image below show the Select Hashtag window.  I do not have a PRUNE hashtag.  You will create the hashtag by selecting add and then filling in the next window with your hashtag and description.



So now I have another database maintenance activity that needs to be done.  Add it to the ongoing To Do List! I have a To Do List in Evernote {which you can see below.}


I am also trying out Bullet Journaling for Genealogy so I also added it to that To Do List {see below.}


Have you pruned your trees and bushes lately??

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