Is there a way to create a report (or a group) which contains all of my "end of line" ancestors?
End of Line Ancestor Report
Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:37 AM
A Group is the best way to start as you can then use it to filter the People View et al and to filter several reports.
In Create Group, select yourself then Mark Group > Direct-line ancestors of the highlighted person. Then Unmark Group > Persons having no parents. Of course, this could be a lot of people if you have a tall, full tree so you might also unmark on other criteria.
Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:47 AM
Excellent. Yes, I have quite a few people in my database. Creating a "group" within RM is much better than a printout.
Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:00 AM
I was able to mark & create a group of my direct line ancestors. However, when I select Unmark Group, I don't see an appropriate option for selecting those ancestors without a parent. I seem to be missing something
Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:02 PM
For UnMark use Number of sets of parents - greater than - 0
Posted 15 January 2019 - 12:34 PM
Thanks Renee & Tom. The last comment about unmarking number of sets of parents to greater than zero nailed it. This is very helpful as a "group".
Below is the entire sequence that I use for others who might be interested in creating a group of "end of line" direct ancestors
Go to Groups
Select self in checkbox
Ancestors of Highlighted Person
(Increase number of generations)
OK (This creates a group consisting of all direct line ancestors in database
Clear People by Data Fields
Number of sets of parents - greater than - 0 (zero)
OK (You then get a notice of the number of people who have been "unmarked" or deleted from the group
Give Group A Name (I use Reb - End of Line - Ancestors), if I am the starting person
Posted 15 January 2019 - 12:57 PM
Posted 15 January 2019 - 01:00 PM
I noticed that when I tried to create, but didn't know how to fix until Renee posted. This is very handy