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additional sort option for Source List report

16 January 2018 - 02:39 AM

I wish that I could sort a Source List report by the Citation Detail. When I am reviewing my documentation, it would be very helpful to have the option to list by page number (which I put at the beginning of the Citation Detail for reference books). The example below indicates an encyclopedia, but it would be equally helpful when reviewing documentation from compilations of vital statistics, general history books, etc.


Currently there is only the default sort order, which seems to be Surname, Given of the tagged record.



I came up with a workaround.


1 - Run the report as selected in the attached image.

2 - Save as a text file.

3 - Open in Notepad.

4 - Edit > Replace ". p" with "# p" case sensitive > [Replace All]

5 - Highlight all rows of data in the text file

6 - Copy & paste into an Excel column

7 - Data > Text to columns > set delimiter to "#" > [Finish]

8 - Data > Sort on column B then column A


Not quite automatic, but it does the job.



onscreen relationship indicator

21 September 2017 - 04:25 PM

After using the Tools > Set Relationships function, RM displays the (in the Family View only) the relationship of the currently-highlighted person to the base person for Set Relationships. I like and use that feature, as do many other RM users.


It would be nice to have these calculated relationships also show on the Descendants and People views.

Manual Merge Duplicate Records RM7 > RM8

07 August 2017 - 07:12 AM

Over the years, my *.dup file has grown fairly large (as has my database, with over 400K records). I hope that the re-write will bring along the *.dup file, just as previous RM upgrades have done. If not, I will end up having to confirm MANY false matches in the DSM procedure.

Would like to search for a person and spouse

27 July 2017 - 11:02 PM

One of my projects is a Surname genealogy -- I'm attempting to document and link everyone with the same surname in North America.
This has led me, again, to wish to be able to search for a person by their spouse's name. I can't find any way to do this in RM.
Let's suppose (all names here are fictitious) that I'm working on the Goode family, and that John and Johnny and Johnnie are all very popular given names over a two-century span. There are literally dozens of them in my database.
But I'm looking, in particular, for the Johnnie B. Goode who was once married to Miranda Stargazer.
It would be so nice to use Search > Person List > Find > and then set these criteria:
Surname > contains > Goode
Given or Nickname > contains > John
Spouse Given or Nickname > contains > Miranda
But that third criteria does not exist in RM. So this search cannot be completed here.
I tried creating a Group of everyone whose name met those first two criteria - no problem.
Then I displayed that group in People View, and tried to display a column showing the spouse's name. Uh-oh. Can't do that in RM, either.
So, here's the wish:
Please add a capability search for:
Spouse Given or Nickname
Spouse Surname

Could Find everywhere become a REALLY awesome tool?

26 July 2017 - 11:53 AM

I'm working on cleaning up some incompletely identified place names. These include places not listed in the RM Place Finder, nor quickly found with a search of the GNIS (https://geonames.usgs.gov).
Using gazetteers and books of "all" place place names in a state (currently working on Michigan), has me visiting various libraries (no problem there !!!).
Identifying which items in my RM Place List need work is NOT as easy as it could be. The only effective built-in search for this is:
Lists > Individual List > [Create Report] > Select from list > [Mark group] >Select people by data fields > Any fact > place > contains > "_____ County, MI, USA"
This gives me a report with lots more info than I need. I really don't care about which individuals are at those places, nor which facts are associated with those places. All I really want is a list of PLACES that meet my criteria.
I would say that Search > Find everywhere . . . is an even WORSE tool for this job. It might, indeed, provide the list I want, but at the expense of waiting for it to search all over the database, NOT just in the Place List.
If there was a dialog box on Find everywhere . . . with check boxes to include/exclude each area of the database (given names, surnames, fact type list, place list, sentence templates, source list, repository list, citations, bibliography, etc., etc.) now THAT would be an awesome search tool !!!