How to delete?

How to delete? 150 150 Heredis Help Knowledgebase

Delete a link or a person

Sometimes you need to fumble about, make mistakes, and be able to fix them. The toolbar has a Delete button and offers a list of persons to be “deleted”.

This feature actually allows you to unlink a person from the primary person without deleting it. The primary person is the only one who can be (completely) deleted this way.

If the “father” is not the right person, you can unlink him from the primary person by selecting   Unlink father. You may still link him as a father to another primary person at a later time. The same thing is true for any other person in your genealogy.
In the same manner, you may delete a family link such as a spouse or a child.

Delete an item from an index

  • Open the index you are interested in and select the item to be deleted.
  • Click the button (Delete). Confirm you want it removed from the index by clicking OK.

Info • Surnames, given names, and places cannot be deleted if they are in use.

Delete unused items from an index

You may choose to remove, in one simple process, all unused items in your genealogy file. As a precaution, start with displaying a list of all unused items by checking the Unused […] box next to the Search field.

  • (Mac) Click the Options button in the toolbar of the index then select Remove all unused […]
  • (Windows) Click the Tools button of the index then select Remove all unused […]
  • Confirm their removal by clicking OK.

The – button to delete

Generally speaking, when you see this button , it means you will be able to delete data.

Delete a Heredis file

Your genealogy file is stored on your computer hard drive. Heredis needs it to be on the hard drive to be able to work properly, you should not launch the file from a removable drive (USB drive or external hard drive).

You can delete a genealogy by placing the file in the recycle bin of your computer.

Heredis is a desktop software, which means that your files are saved on your computer. Only you can access it, we do not have your files. This is why it is always necessary to make backups on USB drive or cloud or external hard drive.

To find your files, see the article Find a file on your computer.