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In Topic: How to automatically generate Y (paternal) trees?

06 September 2020 - 09:00 AM

Probably the only way is to create a custom report. If you have the DNA matches as one of your facts. Personally, I would not want only males but couples instead.   

In Topic: Emigration vs Migration

18 August 2020 - 10:43 PM

There is a immigration and emigration fact. 

This was a quandary for me years ago and I looked at means of the words and 

then have used both of them or versions of.  

Immigration means "the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country."

or "patterns of immigration from the Indian sub-continent to Britain"
  • "or the place at an airport or country's border where government officials check the documents of people entering that country."
    Emigrate definition is -" to leave one's place of residence or country to live elsewhere." 
    Migration is the movement of either people or animals from one area to another. 
    Migration can be used for the journey from one place to another or for the act of movement. ...
    The neatness of using RootsMagic since version 1[ which was Family Origins] is that we can create our own. Could not do that with other software back in the late 1999's.
    I  added a new one for myself called & using the Description line to add more detailed information to the sentence. 
    migrate         sentence is 
    [person] migrated from <[Place:details]> about [Date] <[Desc]>. sentence becomes this "He migrated from in Goshen, Orange County, New York about/ in 1783 to Washington County, Virginia now known as Smyth Co., VA with parents"
  • ,    or  moved family           sentence is 
    [Couple] from [Desc] [Date] [PlaceDetails] [Place:plain].
  • ,    or moved single            sentence is [Person] from [Desc] [Date] [PlaceDetails] [Place:plain]. 
      sentence becomes "
    William emigrated in 1810 from Scott County, Virginia"
         You probably noticed two different ways of writing the sentence. 
         In the help file of RootsMagic, [F1 or Help [F1] ] there is a well documented/written information on how to create a sentence
              and the language to make it work.
      Thanks,  Bruce Buzee for being creative doing this for us. 

Another Clue.  I created an Excel Spreadsheet with all the Fact Type list with the sentences created in RM just to see if each would work for me.  So when I added a new one to my RM, I added it in this sheet with date I did it,  to keep track of a new name of Fact.  Yes, I have changed RM's Fact sentence to fit my needs better.  There are conversations in the forums around 2005 about this topic. 



In Topic: Details of Citation vs. Source

03 August 2020 - 09:56 AM

My received e mails/letters/phone conversations are in my fact list called "Suggested by".  Created my own,  Here are the stats:

Name: Suggested by
Abbrev: Suggested by
Fact type: Personal


  Date: Yes
  Place: Yes
  Description: Yes

  Publish online / Create HTML: Yes
  Group sheets: Yes
  Narrative reports: Yes
  Individual summary: Yes
  Lists: Yes

Sentence template:
[Person] was suggested as family member in <[Desc]>< [Date]>< [PlaceDetails]>< [Place]>.


Or change the family member to whatever you want.

In Topic: Details of Citation vs. Source

02 August 2020 - 08:17 AM

If more information on this topic is needed, go to 'Evidence Explained'  website and you will have more information on the difference, as used by genealogists.  

In Topic: Place Name changes

30 July 2020 - 06:21 AM

A strong suggestion, that you merge place names every so often, especially if you added a gedcom file to your database. Helps to be consistent with naming place names the way you want it. Several years ago, there were several discussions on what to do about naming conventions especially, place names.   Using short cuts like Co., for County and PO state codes verses full spelling out of state names. Because my places names are mostly in the United States, I do not use US as part of the place name as many others do.