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JimDavis79

Member Since 26 Apr 2016
Offline Last Active Jan 19 2020 04:49 PM
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In Topic: Release Date for RM8

16 November 2019 - 08:05 AM

So, in short, RM doesn't want Mac users. 

 Well, RM8 will have a native Mac version without the Crossover wrapper.  I've used both OS versions, and I'll be glad when the wrapper is no longer needed!  I assist new genealogy researchers, who are split about 50:50 between Mac and PC OS, so I'll be glad to wholeheartedly recommend RM8 to both.


In Topic: TMG Focus Groups --> RM Groups?

15 November 2019 - 06:58 AM

emkaysmith, there is a way to do at least some of what you want to do.  Click Search > Named Groups > Manage Groups.  Click the green plus sign for a new group, then click Mark group.  You'll see a list of preformatted choice, plus one that says "Select people by data fields."  That brings up a window where you build a query based on info in various data fields.  If, for example, you've got "Church XYZ congregant" in a field, you can create a list based on that and give it a unique name.

 

These groups are not live, i.e., adding new people to the database that meet the criteria does not automatically add them to the group.  However, you can refresh the group, or add people singly as you work the data.

 

Like you, I'm a TMG emigre!


In Topic: Jurisdiction Change

04 November 2019 - 10:45 AM

DoninRiver, I concur with Jerry in all respects.  In the past, my practice was to enter current names, but then what if they change in the future?  So, i'm going back to using names at the time the event occurred, and am correcting previous entries to historical names.

 

In case you don't know, latitude and longitude can be entered for specific places in the Edit Place window, or from the Place List.  Hope that's clear, please forgive if not.


In Topic: Adding a person created by an affair

03 November 2019 - 10:39 AM

Scrollsawman, RM provides a way to characterize parentage.  In the "Edit Person" window, click on the Parents line.  You will see in the right hand pane drop-down lists for "Relationship to father" and "Relationship to mother."  The choices for the drop-down are: Birth, Adopted, Step, Foster, Related, Guardian, Sealed and Unknown.  Set up multiple parental relationships to display both the biological line and the social family line.

 

Example:  one person in my family has known biological parents.  However, this person was raised by the aunt of the man who had an affair with the biological mother.  After the affair, the biological father took one child to raise and the aunt raised two others.  No formal adoptions.  The biological parents divorced and each remarried.

 

hope this helps!

best regards, Jim


In Topic: Elder vs Younger

22 September 2019 - 07:45 AM

When royalty reuses the name of a monarch, the number of the use of the name is appended to the name, despite there being intervening Generations. If you need to distinguish between two people with the same name, this might help.