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#21 Renee Zamora

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:44 AM

I mentioned earlier it is on the enhancement request list. 


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#22 Vyger

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:56 AM

I personally prefer also to add a birth fact for everybody, which solves a lot of the problems. For example, if I have a Baptism on 28 Feb 1704 which I know to have been an infant baptism, I might enter a birth fact with a birth date of "estimated 21 Feb 1704" with a note about how the estimate was made. Even better might be if I have a Baptism on 1 Feb 1704 which I know to have been an infant Baptism where I could enter a birth date of "estimated Jan 1704". But I respect that some users prefer not to enter a birth fact without explicit evidence for that birth fact.

 

I do the same, we were all born sometime and any estimate is better than a blank date.

 

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 12:31 PM

Is there an SQL query that will add an empty birth event to any person who doesn't have one? That might be a handy addition to the RM tools.



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Posted 08 February 2019 - 03:22 PM

 

I'm not sure I totally understand this. I realize there are many problems with GEDCOM, but I don't think there is some sort of requirement that if BIRT {BIRTH} is left empty, a blank CHR {CHRISTENING} tag gets erroneously added to the record. 

 

 

I'm sorry that you didn't get my point but I was being intentionally obfuscatory to avoid ruffling various feathers.

 

Don,

GEDCOM does not require a Christening fact when a Birth fact is not provided.

The CHR fact (Christening) in GEDCOM is used for child related events, for an adult christening use the CHRA fact.

CHR {CHRISTENING}:=
The religious event (not LDS) of baptizing and/or naming a child.
CHRA {ADULT_CHRISTENING}:=
The religious event (not LDS) of baptizing and/or naming an adult person.

 

And I think this pretty much sums up the issue.



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Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:50 PM

Is there an SQL query that will add an empty birth event to any person who doesn't have one? That might be a handy addition to the RM tools.

 That could be a variant (a simpler one) of this script: 

BIRTHS – ADD FROM CHRISTENING OR BAPTISM 

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