How can alternate paths between two people be displayed in Relationship Finder

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I am a descendant of Stephen Hopkins, also his daughter.  Constance Hopkins Snow.  About midway to me in one line, Elisha Freeman, Jr [Freeman-8635] and Lydia Reynolds[Reynolds-10801] had a family of thirteen children.  I have ancestors who descend from Mercy Freeman [Freeman-9226] and some who descend from Henry Freeman [Freeman-10327].  After several generations, Mercy's grandson, George [Simmonds-324] married Henry's granddaughter, Eliza Jane [Sigsby-10].   Those descendants are listed in linear order with no other complications.

When I use Relationship Finder with myself and Stephen Hopkins, the results always show descent through Mercy Freeman.  I am unable to view a display that shows the line through Henry.  Can that be done?  

I hope this is not too difficult to follow. I've looked through help files and explored combinations of queries, but can't find a solution that addresses both paths.

Jo
in WikiTree Tech by Jo McCaleb G2G6 Mach 2 (29.9k points)

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For such situations, I use the WikiTree+ Connection Finder (https://wikitree.sdms.si/default.htm?report=disp2&relatives=2). After running it and getting the line via Freeman-9226, enter Freeman-9226 into the field "Ignore profiles:" and press "Find path" again. You can find various relationship connections in this way by ignoring particular persons on the connecting relationship line.

When using such WikiTree+ features, remember that WikiTree+ uses a previously saved copy of the WikiTree profiles, not the current profiles. This previously saved copy is updated weekly. Presumably the saved and further processed copy of the WikiTree data base enables WikiTree+ to calculate relationships beyond the WikiTree limit of 30 generations in reasonable time.

WikiTree+ provides a number of other analyses of ancestral lines that might also interest you.
by Robert Baber G2G1 (1.4k points)

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