Jump to content


Display Order of Facts for Individual

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 reborrell


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts

Posted 06 October 2019 - 08:35 AM

Is there any way to sort the way an individual's facts are displayed?


Everything is sorted according to date, which is fine most of the time.


However on some people I have various other facts, including multiple versions of the same "fact" type of a person.


For instance, let's say I have 4 different Alt Name facts for a person.  It would be helpful to be able to press the top of the FACTS column and have all entries sort alphabetically.  With some people I might have 20 different "FACTS" listed.  I would speed some things up.

#2 Jerry Bryan

Jerry Bryan

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3984 posts

Posted 06 October 2019 - 09:33 AM

The way to accomplish this is with sort dates. For example, suppose John Doe was born on 12 Jan 1850 and that he had a lot of Alternate Names you wish to display in a particular order. Assign his Birth fact a sort date of 12 Jan 1850-1. Then assign his Alternate Names sort dates of 12 Jan 1850-2, 12 Jan 1850-3, etc.



#3 Nettie


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1701 posts

Posted 06 October 2019 - 10:49 AM

Thanks Jerry for giving the way around suggestions. 

"I work on genealogy only on days that end in "Y"." [Grin!!!]
from www.GenealogyDaily.com.
"Documentation....The hardest part of genealogy"
"Genealogy is like Hide & Seek: They Hide & I Seek!"
" Genealogists: People helping people.....that's what it's all about!"
from http://www.rootsweb....nry/gentags.htm
Using FO and RM since FO2.0 

#4 TomH


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 6454 posts

Posted 06 October 2019 - 12:13 PM

While not specifically addressing the order of undated Alternate Names, this may be of some interest to you: 

Dates – Same Day Sort Order


and this

Facts – Sort Order Problems

Tom user of RM7630 FTM2017 Ancestry.ca FamilySearch.org FindMyPast.com
SQLite_Tools_For_Roots_Magic_in_PR_Celti wiki, exploiting the database in special ways >>> RMtrix-tiny.png app, a bundle of RootsMagic utilities.