Over time, no matter how careful you have been, you’ll end up with relatives in your genealogy database that are not connected to any other person. These are called unconnected people in iFamily for Leopard. Fortunately, the software provides a way to identify them and then deal with them. Unfortunately, it isn’t as simple as it could be. I’d like to see People without Connections added to the People menu.
It’s a matter of:
- selecting Reports|Data Inconsistency Report… from the menu
- unchecking all the boxes except Unconnected People
- clicking the Generate button
- selecting from the drop-down menu an application into which the resulting list will be loaded, TextEdit will do
- clicking the Print button
- clicking the Include BDM button
- switching back to the iFamily for Leopard application, leaving the list open in TextEdit
- investigating the people in the unconnected people list, switching back and forth as necessary
- deleting or connecting the people as appropriate
This video from the MacGenealogist Archives will take you through all the steps. Play it side-by-side with iFamily for Leopard and follow along. You may want to back up your database first (File | Backup Current Database from the menu). Let me know how many unconnected people you found by leaving a comment below.