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Changes in Timeline view not updating in Index

10 March 2018 - 07:36 AM

When a change is made to a person's name it the timeline view, it is not automatically updated in the sidebar index. I came across this while changing the spellings of the last name of each family member whose surname had been entered incorrectly. I chose to use the timeline view to make these changes so that I didn't have to bring up each person's edit screen.


After discovering this, I went into one of the individual's edit screen and confirmed that the changes did take effect. I also tried it with the given name while in the timeline view and had the same result - no change to the index.

Merge Facts

28 February 2018 - 09:12 AM

I'm sure that this request has been made before, but I couldn't find it...


I am in the process of merging together two files, but I'm finding as I merge two people together that unless the facts match perfectly word for word, it duplicates the fact. Since there is no way to merge the facts I either have to edit the facts before merging the people or merge the people then copy/paste the sources to the fact I want to keep before deleting the duplicate. It would be nice to have a merge facts feature in the person edit screen.


I tried doing this using the Compare files but if the names were different in any way then people wouldn't get matched and I didn't see anyway to select the person to be matched so I ended up importing the file from a GEDCOM.


Another feature that would be extremely helpful is the ability to mass change fact types. For example, in the merging process I am finding both Military and Military Service fact types; Illness and Medical; etc. Unfortunately running reports and manually changing these is going to be quite time consuming.

Auto-Adjust Columns in People View

20 January 2018 - 06:50 PM

I have an enhancement request for the People view: to remember the adjusted widths of columns. I assume because the user has the option of selecting several fact fields in the People view, making the columns auto-adjust probably would not work very well. I do wish, however, the program could at least remember the widths after they are manually adjusted by the user to fit the data. Reducing the font size on the display helped, but I wouldn't be able to read it if I went any smaller.


Sorry about the 'Family List' tag. My mind was wondering.

Formatting issues with the "Source List" report

11 January 2018 - 05:50 PM

I'm having a problem with the "Source List" report. While the sources are being formatted properly (i.e., italicized), the citation Research Notes and Detail Comments are not. Instead of actually formatting the text, it shows the formatting codes. Following is an example of how it appears on the report:


Footnote: Jane Doe Smith, Life of John Doe (New York, NY: Brown Publishing, 1925), [Page].
Text: Source Text
Comments: Source Comments
1. Doe, John (Personal). pp. 5-17. Detail text: <u>Evidence John Doe was born 1791 in Duchess County, New York. He married Mary Jones about 1815 and they had 9 children.</u> Detail comments: <i>Well sourced for further research.</i>

Privacy Options for Media Files

19 November 2017 - 11:01 AM

I have not yet linked my RM family tree to Ancestry.com. One of the reasons I hesitate is that, while most of the media I have in my file can be shared (and in fact, much of it came from Ancestry.com), I have many media items that needs to remain private. From past experience I know that any media put on Ancestry.com is automatically shared unless otherwise marked as private. I also understand, if a media item inadvertently gets uploaded to Ancestry.com and it isn't marked as private at the time, it can take a couple of days for the privacy settings to kick in after the setting is changed and, given the number of users they have, it may be too late... others may have it and be sharing it.


My question is, when I share my file on Ancestry.com, will the media automatically be uploaded as well? If so, is there any way to mark individual media files on the RM side as private? (I could not find it if there is.)