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SomebodySmart

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Today, 07:08 AM

Especially in the sidebar on the left, allow the use of sorting substitutes. Let the user flag all the ARCIERO and ARCIERE as ARCIERI even if they have the documented orthography displayed. Don't require that the user flag them one at a time, either. Also allow the same feature for given names. When a birth record says the father is Francesco Antonio Arciero, he might very well be in the database as Francescantonio Arcieri. In English, consider all the different variations of Catherine.


RM7 unfriendly to keyboard users

07 January 2019 - 08:31 PM

RM7 Mac is much less friendly than RM7 for PC to users of the keyboard, especially persons entering many records in a day. Add a source and in PC version Alt+O closes the box, but with my Mac I have to hit the Tab key like six times, then to close the edit-person screen I have to hit the tab key ten times before hitting enter. Alt+O brings up a menu dialog box instead. This means using the mouse, which is a hassle.


FamilySearch maintenance

06 January 2019 - 01:42 PM

From FamilySearch website:

 

Some features on FamilySearch may be unavailable as we make improvements to the site starting Monday, January 7th at 7:00 am (UTC-00:00) and lasting about 2 hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Call it a Luke 24:52

28 December 2018 - 01:27 PM

Regardless of your religion, or lack thereof, you can call it a Luke 24:52.

 

Some Bibles say one thing, and some say another. That is because some of the ancient scrolls from which the Bible is translated say one thing, and some say another.

 

Specifically, KJV says: And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

 

Some manuscripts (think: records) omit “worshipped him, and”. Some Bibles leave out those words, with a footnote explaining that some manuscripts include it. Some Bibles include those words, with a footnote explaining that some manuscripts omit that part. The Bible people still have the decision of what text gets placed in the main body. We will have similar decisions and judgment calls; which is why those asterisks and footnotes are so important. Recently I was reminded that the marriage record of my great-grandmother's brother says his given name is Giovanni instead of Angelo; which another researcher on FamilySearch Family Tree took as a good reason to remove the marriage due to a conflicting marriage the same day by the same woman. Giovanni is so different from Angelo and I processed this so many years ago that I had forgotten about the conflicting records. The couple had a stillborn baby whose father was listed as Angelo; and the woman died three days after the birth. Her death record says her husband is Angelo. I decide what goes in the main body and what to footnote out. There is a remote possibility she married a Giovanni and he died soon after; whereupon she married Angelo.


Locks up RM7

25 December 2018 - 06:11 PM

RM7 seems to lock up when I click a FSFT icon to look up somebody's FamilySearch ID.