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Member Since 18 Nov 2005
Offline Last Active Jun 19 2018 01:40 PM

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Rootsmagic Explorer Display more information

16 June 2018 - 01:53 AM

I do a lot of my work on Rootsmagic Explorer and have previously wished for this as a main Tab in the next version of RM, maybe called the "Detail" Tab.


In line with my previous wish to help Problem resolution I would like to see Rootsmagic Explorer enhanced to show more detail like birth and death dates in the Parents & Siblings pane.



Problem Resolution Enhancement

16 June 2018 - 01:43 AM

Rootsmagic highlights potential problems on the fly regardless of the settings in Problem List, whilst problem highlighting is welcome I find the present system a little cumbersome depending on the problem.


I use RM Explorer a lot due to the information immediately available to view and I would like to wish for a checkbox or other only to show RM perceived problems for easier resolution.

NickName - Unitity to change Person Nickname to Alt Name

29 May 2018 - 01:00 PM

In light of the Rootsmagic white paper stating Ancestry has no place for the Person Nickname Field whereas Ancestry does recognize the Alternate Name entry, I would like to propose the following;


Simple utility to enable those who wish to move closer to the Ancestry Name model a simple utility to change Person Nickname to Alternate Name type: Nickname with option to confirm each entry or all.


NameClean Problems and Observations

02 April 2018 - 07:21 AM

I've always been aware of several quirks in NameClean and, of course there will likely be more worth highlighting for development with other internation name styles. So I decided to take some time to illustrate these quirks and also make a few observations so this valuable utility can be improved in the future.


All these problems were exhibited through single selection of rules, when multiple selections are made the logic gets a bit more confused presenting funny results.









And a few observations of very useful existing functionality;




RM Explorer - Add Right Click QuickGroups functionality

13 March 2018 - 05:52 PM

Please add right click QuickGroups functionality to the RM explorer screen, I know I can click Edit and add there but that just involves extra time and clicks.


RM Explorer is my preferred screen for data mining and manually scanning for possible duplicates, this is due to both birth and death being available in the left pane and full details being displayed in the right pane therefore enabling me to identify individuals for follow up research and possible duplicates.