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zhangrau

Member Since 19 Aug 2004
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In Topic: sharing place details with renamed place

18 February 2019 - 10:49 PM

1 - I don't believe there is any way to share place details among multiple places. You'll have to re-enter them for each main place variation.

 

2 - I consider the GEDCOM counter to be just a form of progress bar. In fact, it always ends on a "decade" count, instead of the actual count. For example, if the database has 423 individuals, the GEDCOM count will stop at 420. If you want accurate counts, go to File > Properties.


In Topic: Including Repository info in the Bibliography

17 February 2019 - 12:47 PM

Here's my latest update to my custom Source Template: ! Book (with Repositories)

 

I have added a Catalog field to hold the ISBN or Library of Congress number, and Call Number fields for each of the Repositories.

 

The first screen cap is of the Source Template [Edit] view; the second screen cap shows the Master Source List using this template.

 

By the way, the Place for my GJDG Collection repository varies depending on where I was living at the time, so the Repository List (showing my current location) may not agree with my location at the time I acquired any particular source. I've decided that I like being able to show that variance.

 

 

rm7-source-template-book-with-repositori

 

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In Topic: Sort options

17 February 2019 - 10:39 AM

I handle this by entering an Alternate Name fact for every variation of a person's name that I find. Whether by name change, spelling error, or any other reason.

 

I group all of the Alternate Names after all of the other indivdual and family facts, and add Sort Dates to put them into my preferred order.

 

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In Topic: One wish wishlist

05 February 2019 - 06:17 AM

I don't think I'm alone in wanting to keep my software and data OFF the web.

 

Reasons:

 

 - Security. Every couple of months there is another revelation  of data breaches. Privacy requires security, and the web just isn't secure.

 

- Inadequate web access. Despite all the hullabaloo from the tech giants, web access is NOT universal. This affects cell phone use and web use by computers. There are still LOTS of places that I visit with limited web access. Sometimes it is just not available, other times it is behind a pay wall.


In Topic: New Version 7.5.9.0

03 February 2019 - 08:47 PM

http://forums.rootsm...update-history/