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SSN privatization, unless deceased

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#1 Michael Cassara

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 10:18 AM

Hi there,

Posted about this a couple of years ago (http://forums.rootsm...fact-is-present) but just realized it never quite made it to a Wish List request.


The idea is this: I choose to include Social Security Numbers in my database, usually for the deceased, but now and then I have them for living people as well.  When I run a report, however, they are included.  It's possible to mark the SSN facts as private, and I've done this for the time being - but I wonder if there's an easy way (given the potential sensitivity) to just mark Social Security # fact types as private UNLESS a death fact is in place?   Thanks for the consideration.

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#2 TomH


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 12:59 PM

There is no easy way in RootsMagic to find a fact marked private is true or is false. If there was, then you could use Search or Color Code or Named Group to find people with an unprivatised SSN and marked living or having no death event. You would still havd to use Edit Person to mark the SSN private unless another feature was developed along the lines of an enhanced Search and Replace...


A custom sqlite script could take card of this task for you.

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#3 silverfox


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Posted 25 March 2016 - 02:12 PM

A partial solution to your request. Go to Menu > Lists > Fact Types > Social Security Number.


Click on Edit and remove the checkboxes for all reports and exports.

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