BTW, I do have some descendents , like the family I mentioned which I don't remember putting on my a watch list, but show up there. Most of the time I was able to correct them anyway since they were open profiles. You can, of course, look at the error list of any open profile which lets you get back farther in your tree. But you'll do fine ignoring any errors you can't fix for now. The errror lists are for your benefit, not a demand on you.