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#1 pstainthorp

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 08:26 AM

I would like to place a request for the following enhancement to be considered: 

 

  • At any point in the program where it is possible to Privatize living people, I would like also to have the option to Privatize recently deceased people. 

 

The purpose of this change would be to respect the privacy and sensitivity of the close family of recently-deceased people (e.g. the children of a recently-deceased parent; the living parents of a deceased child). 

 

  • I would also like to request that it be possible to set a threshold value, in years, for the period of time considered "recent". 

 

There are two areas of the program where I believe this enhancement should be available: 

 

(There may be other areas which I am not aware of.) 

 

1. In the GEDCOM export (File > Export). 

 

Mocked-up screenshot: 
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2. In the My RootsMagic site options at http://sites.rootsma..._____/admin.php

 

Mocked-up screenshot: 

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#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 10:59 AM

Confirming enhancement request is in our tracking system. 


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#3 Laura

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 11:47 AM

Your wish may or may not be added to RM, but, you can reset the Living flag.

I will use 5 years as the years since death.

Go to Tools, Set living.

Choose Set Living to True.

Mark group, Select people by data field.

Death, date, is after, 2009 RM

2009 will check the Living flag for anyone with a death date in 2010 or later.

When you enter the Death date for newly deseased people, check the Living flag again after you enter the date in the fact. RM automatically unchecks the Living flag when you enter a Death fact.

To reset the Living flag for those that died before your cut off date for newly deseased people, use Set Living again and choose False.

Death, date, is before, 2011

This will reset the flag for people who died before 2011.

Choose False and Death, exists, is True to uncheck the Living flag for everyone with a Death date.

To create a Group of people with the Living flag checked and a Death fact:

Living flag, is True
And, Death, exists, is True

#4 pstainthorp

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 12:27 PM

Thank you both.

Laura that is a very useful workaround; I did not realise it was possible to set the Living flag to groups as a batch operation.

#5 Laura

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 12:43 PM

Experiment in a copy of your database before you make any changes in your main database.





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