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Reconciling Statistics Report

12 August 2016 - 10:51 AM

I'm trying to reconcile the Statistics list against my database and running into some reconciliation issues and wondering if someone could shed some light on what the data in the report should represent.

In the report there are two lines for marriages, "Individuals with marriage event" and "Married Individuals" which give different results:

Individuals with marriage event

2063 total, 1030 male, 1033 female

Married individuals

3159 total, 1578 male, 1581 female

The Married individuals is simply misnamed – it is couples with some type of partnership, not necessarily marriage. The numbers match the distinct males and distinct females in the familyTable, correctly accounting for same sex partnerships.

So now I’m trying to figure out “Individuals with marriage event”


If I look at my data.

I have 1656 families

1237 marriage events. Note: this matches exactly with the “Marriage”

I figured it was easier to start with one gender/sex, so I chose male

of the 1237 marriage events, all of them (1237) have a male (fatherId from familyTable, cross referenced to sex from personTable) associated with them. Since 1237 does not correspond to the 1030 on the statistics report I filtered further

of the 1237 males, several have multiple marriages, so I eliminated these and lowered the count to 1163 distinct males

Then I lower the count by filtering out the marriage events that do not have a date – which I do not believe would be correct, but I am just trying to reconcile the numbers. That left me with 1118 distinct males with a marriage event that is undated.

So no matter how I am looking at this, I cannot come to the number of 1030 males. I may be off on my logic, of course.

Any ideas how the “Individuals with marriage event” is calculated?




creating groups of complete branches

09 March 2016 - 09:56 AM

I apologize if this has been asked before, but I am looking for a way to create a group working back from a node on the tree. For example everyone attached to my maternal line. I can see how to do ancestors and descendants, but these will not pull in, for example, my maternal aunts husbands family (that sounds better when I say it then when I write it).


I've tried the various marking options and also the various drag and drop options.


Any suggestions appreciated




Definition of maximum children

12 February 2016 - 10:05 AM

When I run the statistics report I show the maximum number of children per family to be 17 under the female column, which in my database is correct, but the corresponding entry for male is also 17, even though her husband remarried and had another 10 children. 


Shouldn't the listing for male (and all) include both marriages? In his case he did have 27 children.


Best Practices - French "dit" families

06 February 2016 - 10:48 AM

Many French origin family names have the format name one dit name 2, i.e. this person is names something, but has an alternate name of something else. It's pretty common where a person was a soldier, and used an alternate name, or sometimes based on location or trade. I have an ancestor that started a "dit Laframboise" name, probably because of the abundance of raspberries,


It looks like most of the larger on-line systems have the names split into a primary name and an alternate AKA name, which makes a lot of sense, but I think we lose something when doing this. I've been breaking the names into three:

Name (Primary)

Name 2 (AKA)

Name 1 dit Name 2 (AKA)


It's not bad on an individual basis, but somewhat of a pain when it extends to 12 children and then to 3 generations.


I'm just wondering how others are doing this.



Merging place details

05 February 2016 - 07:28 PM

Is there any way merge place details? I have several identical ones that I would like to combine.