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#1 JPCarolus


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:01 PM

Is there a way in RootsMagic to privatize living people, like they do on websites like Ancestry, when you are printing a report to share with another genealogist?

#2 R Steven

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:53 PM

Yes. How you do that depends on how you're sharing the data. When you export data or create a web page, there is a privacy option to privatize living people. You have several options of how to do that (replace name with "Living" or restrict the kinds of facts you print). You have similar choices when creating a web page.

If you want to create a printed report or PDF report, you need to take an extra step. The option of privitizing living people isn't part of that report. If you are doing a report that lists individuals instead of families, you can select which people you want to include in the report using a set of criteria in a list. One of the choices you can make is that they be not living. Alternatively, or if you are printing Family Group Sheets, you can export a GEDCOM file with a privacy option for living people selected as noted in the fist paragraph. Then when you make reports from that file, only the dead people will have their information included.

#3 Laura


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:34 PM

You can export a gedcom and make the choices under Privatize living people. Import the gedcom into another database.

There is no way to privatize people in the report options.