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Get descendants and spouce familytree information from RM

04 November 2014 - 03:33 AM

I have quite an extensive database (100,000+) in RM with all descendants (and spouses and children and in-laws) of my earliest known ancestor (1550).


I would like to retrieve a report from the database starting from this person that not only displays his direct descendants but also all the available data I have on the descendant’s spouses (in some cases I was able to go back 5-6 generations up the tree for these spouses).

How can I do this? Is there a way to script such a report? Is it even possible?


The main reason I want this is because mainly in the 18th-19th century people seemed to be marrying with 4-5 times removed relatives (mainly the Dutch branch of the tree). And I want to be able to do a study on how much these people moved around but kept on coming back to marry into families familiar to them.


I admit, this goes way beyond what is normally done in family research but my background is in statistical history (master’s degree) and in IT (technical consultant, now computer sciences teacher) and so this is a challenge I would like to look into.