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#1 SomebodySmart

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 10:51 AM

Another call to allow the user to add new names to a person and select one as the primary. It is a chore to re-enter the name as an alternate name, and add all the name sources to the new alternate (figuring out which sources apply to that name and which ones apply to that person) and then put in the new name from the birth record and add the source to that. GEDCOM allows for sources for each name. 

 

Here's a challenge for the developers: Make a tool that automatically takes care of this when the alternate name type is "Birth". The end-user can then run the tool one one person, or a group, or everybody in the database.



#2 Jerry Bryan

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 12:04 PM

We can't be 100% sure how it works until we have the product in our hands, but it appears from one of the RM8 demos that RM8 will satisfy your wish. in the demo, it appeared that the primary name could have sources and notes and media that were accessible to the RM8 user interface, and that you easily could make an alternate name into a new primary at which point the previous primary would become alternate.

 

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#3 Renee Zamora

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 04:17 PM

It's demonstrated in the RM8 preview video of the Edit Person screen. You will see a Primary and Alternate Name fact, along with the Person row. They are interchangeable. 

 

RootsMagic 8 Preview - Edit Screen

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 08:24 PM

Here's a challenge for the developers: Make a tool that automatically takes care of this when the alternate name type is "Birth". The end-user can then run the tool one one person, or a group, or everybody in the database.

Is that not simply a restating of what you posted in Birth Name and Alternative Names? All you can expect from RM is a statement from Renee Zamora that your wish is in the development list (wish list).


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