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SomebodySmart

Member Since 22 Jul 2015
Offline Last Active Apr 17 2019 10:47 AM
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Quick count descendants

17 April 2019 - 10:46 AM

RM can change colour of all the descendants, including (or not) spouses of descendants. It should also allow a quick count of descendants.

 

I just did a death record from 1887, which gave the guy's name, his wife and his parents. I already had him and his wife, without his parents, from the birth records of his children; and I had him without his wife, but with his parents, from his own birth record, from 1811.

 

This means that this one death record connects him and all his descendants, to all the other descendants of his parents. A quick count would allow the user to enjoy "Wow! Look at all the new cousins these people now have!" I call it an avalanche. 


Order of events

14 April 2019 - 11:07 AM

I just added a death event. The person's death record says she was nine hours old. Her birth record was already on the database. The events were the same day, and it lists the death before the birth. Allowing the time of day to be included would help, but not much, because the hour of the events might not be available, but the order might still be known.


Repeated lock-up, garbled data.

07 April 2019 - 05:51 PM

Yes, I am running other stuff in the background, including a Python 3.2 program running a line that says,

 

os.system("sort ...

 

and it is a big file. However, RM repeatedly has locked up on my Mac, and now, see if this image of a screen-area capture makes it through. I have been backing up regularly so I'll be able to recover, but it defeats the purpose of automation if it makes more work.

 

Screen%20Shot%202019-04-07%20at%2023.38.

 


marital status at death

06 April 2019 - 08:49 AM

Many death records provide the marital status at the time of death, and the name of the spouse if married or widowed.

 

This can be a useful addition for RM's death fact, because the fact the person is single at age 60 at death means, don't bother looking for marriage records, spend time on something usefuller.


AKA or ARA?

29 March 2019 - 07:12 AM

I just reached a death record, and it gives the man's name, saying he is the widower of Maria Raffaela Soldani. She is already in the database as Maria Raffaela Clementina Soldani.

 

To add this alternate name, I am allowed to pick a type. AKA means ALSO KNOWN AS. But at the time the record was made and the alternate name was written, she was deceased, so she was not known, but rather, remembered.