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How to post images to the RM forums

29 November 2018 - 08:52 PM


Kinship List - need to filter or limit

22 October 2018 - 10:30 PM

I have a large database, from 30 years of research. There are over 425K individuals, and approximately 83% are linked into the same, main tree.


Asking for a Kinship List on that tree is kinda nutso. I just did, and it generated over 1,500 pages of relationships.


It would be nice to:

  1. Be able to limit the report to "x" degrees of kinship (3rd cousins and closer, for example)

  2. Include that filter/limit in the Reports > Publisher options.

Reports > Publisher needs some sort & filter tools

02 September 2018 - 09:51 PM

I have been creating Reports > Publisher books for a number of years. I think I have over 125 of them defined in my current RM7 database, and the lack of any kind of sorting or filtering tools for the book titles (including subtitles, maybe adding keywords?) has become apparent.


So my wish is for some kind of search/filter to be added.



please increase the range of acceptable years in Sort Date

27 August 2018 - 09:48 PM

As I'm working on some special features of my genealogy project, I've tumbled across a limitation that doesn't make sense tp me. I'm not a programmer, but I know enough about programming and mathematics to wonder why this limitation should exist.


RM7 allows me to specify an event date as 13 Jan 5000, but then revises the Sort Date to 13 Jan, without a year.


I know that the programming languages I learned in the 1970's used single- and double-precision variables, essentially 8-bit and 16-bit binary numbers. An 8-bit binary can store the value of 255; a 16-bit binary can store the value of 65535 (which Excel converts to 04 Jun 2079). Excel can also display years up to 9999 before it's function returns an error value at 10000.


Can the new programming environment for RM8 address this limitation?

Master Source and Media file organization

21 August 2018 - 10:43 PM

22 Aug 2018

My database has over 420K records, 15K sources, and 24K media items. I sort my media into folders by type of event. Other RM users sort by person or family. My "census" folder has subfolders for EACH census year (from 1681 to 1956).

I also have begun a system of categorizing my Master Sources through the use of a prefix to the source name. Since the majority of my research comes from Ancestry.com, I don't add the prefixes to the names of A.com databases.

[bio] biography
[bk] book
[cem] cemetery
[cen] census
[cert] certificate
[dir] city directory
[encyc] encyclopedia
[gaz] gazetteer
[map] map
[nat] naturalization
[news] newspaper
[obit] death notice or obituary
[pk] personal knowledge
[plat] plat map
[tel] telephone directory
[tree] contributed tree or branch (usually via GEDCOM)