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#1 Billtoenies



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Posted 08 February 2015 - 03:27 PM

I am relatively new to Rootsmagic but have a huge database I transferred over from TMG.  When I create an alternate name (married name) for the wife of a married couple I notice it always locates above the marriage tag on the edit person screen.  I use the same date for the married name as I do for the marriage.  When creating a descendant report, I notice the married name for the wife comes after her maiden name in the report and before the marriage event.  I'd rather have it come after the marriage event.  What am I doing wrong? 

#2 RWells1938


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Posted 08 February 2015 - 04:24 PM

In order to get around that I use the sort date field to insure it sorts where I want it.


#3 Laura


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Posted 08 February 2015 - 05:58 PM

The Alternate name fact is an Individual fact and prints with a person's other Individual facts in a Narrative report.

The Marriage fact is a Family fact and prints before a spouse's Individual facts with any other Family facts.