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#1 nikheff

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 07:14 AM

Y'all have been fabulous with questions I've had recently, and I need your help again!

 

Here's what I did -- I changed the newspaper obituary source template to read:

[Person:HisHer] obituary was [Date], in the _______ newspaper [PlaceDetails] [Place].

 

I did this because I want to be able to put the obituary newspaper name in the sentence.  Now, of course, I need to find all of those people with a fact of Obituary and then go put the newspaper name in the "customize sentence" section.

 

I did a custom report of name-surname,given, rec #, spouse name (and their rec #), death place, death date.  Okay, that's great as far as who has a newspaper obituary as a source, but it's not quite getting me the fact of Obituary for those people who have an obituary fact.

 

I hope I've explained sufficiently what I need this report to be!  And I can assure you I've just made a whole lot of work for myself because many times, I've put the obituary as a source for death and not as a fact itself.  Arghhhhh!!!  (What was I thinking??)

 

If anybody has any suggestions to accomplish what I want in a different manner, please feel free to tell me and explain how to do it.

 

Nikki



#2 cj1260

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 07:30 AM

To get a report of all the people with the 'Obituary' fact, you can go to Lists>Fact Type List...>Click on 'Obituary">Click on Print. This will list everyone with this fact type.



#3 nikheff

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 08:03 AM

OMG, you are fabulous!!  Thank you so much for your quick reply.  I did what you wrote and it's only four pages.  I should have thought of this myself; duh!!  Now I will go and fix their sentence and at some point very soon I will put in an actual obituary fact for people from the first report I made referenced above, now that I know who they are.

 

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 08:11 AM

Glad I could help.



#5 TomH

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 08:31 AM

You can enable the Description field for the Obit fact type and use it to enter the publication name, e.g.:

[Person:HisHer] obituary was [Date], in the [Desc] newspaper [PlaceDetails] [Place].

The use of the field rather than the custom sentence is better for export to other systems which can receive GEDCOM tag values but not RM custom stuff.

 

What are you putting in [PlaceDetails]?


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