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TomH

Member Since 26 Apr 2008
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In Topic: Can't search for Alternate Name tag

Today, 03:43 PM

I agree that it does seem like a programming omission if you cannot filter a search on Alternate Names and Name Type. It is a fairly easy SQLite query to generate such a list. One should not have to resort to a report; it should be part of RM Explorer's and Named Group's criteria.


In Topic: Storage of Media Files

Today, 03:37 PM

Rick, we all ran into this issue with the advent of TreeShare. I came up with this batch renaming process: 2017-07-05 TreeShare - Rename Cryptic Filenames for Citation Media


In Topic: SQLite Error 1 - SqlDatabase: Cannot perform this operation on a closed database

Yesterday, 04:39 PM

Lots of posts on FB about this issue. The RootsMagician posted a couple of questions to survey the situation. Somebody reported that FTM has a similar issue with its Family's Sync. Daiyu Hurst posited that it is a screw up by Ancestry with the introduction of two factor authentication https://www.facebook...18276608359885/

In Topic: Vital records compiler edition

14 December 2018 - 03:44 PM

Another approach for rote sentences with variables is with a spreadsheet program. Use a formula to generate the sentences from concatenation of text strings and cell references. One cell each for Record, URL and AccessDate. The latter can be filled with a function like =today().

In Topic: Vital records compiler edition

14 December 2018 - 02:54 PM

Could you not use a (custom) Source Template with fields for record number and URL. While it may seem logical to have a field for AccessDate, RM has no function to autofill it with today's date. So maybe you have the date in the sentence template, edited each research day but not save the source under that template. Copy the preview footnote, short footnote and bibliography to an outboard note editor as a temp store, create a new Free Form source and paste the outboard sentences into its corresponding fields. This way, the change of date in the template won't affect any sources. However, it's probably easier to have an AccessDate field in the source template and store today's date in the outboard note editor, continually selected for convenient ctrl+c copying for pasting into the citation editor field.