Posted 05 October 2014 - 03:18 AM
People view only uses Individual facts for the person.
Sidebar, Family will give you the Spouses, Children, Parents,and Siblings of the highlighted person in the main view.
Create a Group of the people with the same name:
Given name contains John
And, Surname, equals/contains Smith
This includes people where any part of the Given name is John, and, is why I create a Group.
Use other filters like Any fact, place, contains, [Place] if it would be helpful.
Change the main screen to the People.screen. Customize the People view for the Individual facts which will help the most in determining the right person, Birth date and place, Death date and place, Burial place, etc. Filter the People view by the Group.
Put the Sidebar on Family.
If you have color coded families by lineage line, that helps too.
If you need to see generations of Ancestors further back than the parents, switch back and forth between the People view and Pedigree view.
If you need to see more generations of Descendants, switch between People view and Descendants view. Choose the number of generations on the Descendants view.
To see all the facts for a person, switch between the People view and Timeline view for more data. You can customize the Timeline view to show spouses, children, parents and siblings events.
It could even possibily be useful to filter the People with one Group and have another Group selected on the Sidebar although I haven't experimented with that with finding the right duplicate named person.