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Sharing Ancestors in common with a referral

Discussion in 'Key features of the LostCousins site' started by KimL, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. KimL

    KimL LostCousins Member

    Happy Lockdown 2.0 from Melbourne, Australia. I happily referred lost cousins to a known cousin in the hope that your fabulous advice will help them too. Normally I would highlight ancestors we share at the time of the referral but I was in a rush at the time. I would like help them along and encourage them to enter data for their other 1881 census ancestors which will in turn help more members but I cannot work out how to do it retrospectively? Is there a way to do this?
     
  2. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    If you create a referral I can add the code retrospectively, and it should work - though the system was never intended to be used this way. If they haven't entered any relatives themselves it is guaranteed to work - if they have, and they overlap with the relatives in your referral there is a slight chance of a problem, though in testing it has always worked for me.
     
  3. KimL

    KimL LostCousins Member

    Thanks Peter, I'll create a duplicate referral. Apologies for the retrospective work created. If it is not possible then don't waste any of your time on it. I know better for next time.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2020

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