Editing a family group sheet
Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:08 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:31 AM
Another way to do this would be to add the information you want to display as a custom fact for this person. If you make the fact private, you can control when you want to display this information on a report or not. If you choose this option, I would recommend creating a duplicate database and doing it from there. Otherwise, the relationship fact will clutter up your file which you might also want to use for other things.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:01 AM
I note that Ancestry.com includes such a relationship statement as an option on its person's Profile screen.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:07 PM
I have added relationship "codes" that I defined to individuals in my database, using the Reference No. fact. Then in Tools>File Options>General - I display the reference no. after their name. You could spell out the full name if you wish.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:54 PM
If you are printing the book yourself, you could change the Pedigree chart to start for each sibling before you print their book.
If you create the book in Publisher, the Pedigree chart page numbers for each person on the chart would also be included in the Index.
If you are adding the relationship to all your husband's relatives, you might consider adding a Kinship List report to the book instead of adding the relationship to each FGS if that report isn't too many pages. You can add the Kinship list report in Publisher, but the page numbers are not listed in the index.
My husband's Kinship list is 35 pages with 48 names per page = 1680 names. That immediately dissuaded me from adding the relationship to every relative of my husband.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:26 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:30 PM
To have a "tag" next to the name you could use the Reference number fact. Put the relationship to your husband into the Reference number fact description.
Go to Tools, File options, and choose the Reference number to display after the name.
The first Reference number fact entered on a Edit person screen is the first that prints. So if you have already used the Reference number fact for a person, you can mark the first instance as private, and it will print the fact with the relationship description after the name and not the first fact entered. This is not ideal if you want the first fact to also print.
Or, link the new Reference number fact and enter the relationship in the description. Copy the description for the first Reference number fact and delete the fact. Link a new Reference number fact and paste the copied description into it. This will print both Reference numbers in the FGS and print the fact with the relationship after the name.
I sort Reference number facts to the top of the Edit person screen.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:05 PM