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In Topic: Sorting all children in the database by birth order

17 May 2019 - 02:41 PM

This question goes back to 2015.


I normally work with the "Pedigree" or "Family" RM display header.


A solution to the original question by "Greebo"  follows:


1] Click on the RM "People" heading.


2] Then click on "Birth Date" heading to sort by birth date.  I rarely use this, but Bruce Buzbee mentioned this feature in his recent presentation at the Rutherford Hayes Presidential Library in Fremont, OH.


I did notice that I have some poorly formed alphabetic birth dates from data entered many years ago that should be fixed.

In Topic: How to record details of a person e.g. height

07 May 2019 - 07:37 AM

Civil War enlistment and discharge papers have some of the following:

height,  weight, eye color, hair color, and complexion.


My wife's ancestor was listed as 6' 8".  He was a big target.

In Topic: when a record is wrong.

22 April 2019 - 07:04 PM

Is there a way to get LDS transcribed data corrected for spelling errors?  If there is a way, then someone who has used the incorrect spelling would not be aware of the correction.  I have also found a case of census records where the "ditto" marks for surname were interpreted incorrectly for an entire family.  But you had to know the family and match the census records 10 years before the error and 10 years after the error to verify the mistake.

In Topic: How to make a report for free-form source type

20 April 2019 - 07:57 AM

I have never tried SQLite.  However, you could always make a newly named copy of your database and use SQLite on the copy.  That would avoid any fears of disaster with your normal database.

In Topic: Print Report Descendants

01 April 2019 - 07:17 PM

Try to experiment with "Wall Charts".  It might get some of the relationships, but not everything you want.  Warning: the charts can get large.  I have never tried using print shops with large format prints in order to avoid taping 8 1/2 x 11 paper together.


Color-coding is supported on "Wall Charts".  Try a different color for each branch.