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List Report for Descendant - Block "Living" People

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#1 Tracer


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Posted 22 August 2015 - 01:01 PM

Probably something simple I overlooked, but need help in generating a Descendant List Report for a specific ancestor to give to another distant relative. Trying to figure out how to block or not include "Living" people in it so no privacy issues are entailed. It still generates "Living" descendants in the report no matter if "Living" is checked. Especially do not want anyone in the report that was born after 1916.



#2 Laura


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Posted 22 August 2015 - 03:25 PM

You can't exclude living people from a Descendant report or a Narrative report.

You can limit the report for the number of generations and not include generatioms that woukd have living people in them.

Or you can export a gedcom, marking the privacy options. Import the gedcom into a new database.

You could try a Drag and Drop into a new dasabase.

Select from a list

Mark the Ancestor and their Descendants you want in the new database.

Unmark, Living flag is True.

It should work, but I can't try it out right now.

#3 Tracer


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Posted 22 August 2015 - 04:21 PM

Thank you for replying! Well, it seems a bit more involved than what I wanted to send and do. So, I guess I will go back to my old TMG program and generate a Descendant Report using it instead of RootsMagic. All I need to do is just check "remove living people." Perhaps RM can add this to their "enhancements list" for their Reports in the future. ;-)


Thanks again!

#4 Renee Zamora

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 03:15 PM

Confirming enhancement request is in our tracking system.


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