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Holly Kilpatrick

Member Since 19 Dec 2016
Offline Last Active Nov 13 2017 05:16 PM

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In Topic: question about alternate names in sentence templates

08 April 2017 - 08:02 PM

I haven't yet tried the SQL script above, I've been off down many other rabbit holes.  But I am quite frustrated by the inability of RM to use the woman's married name when she is married.  I am finding my users get really confused (and sometimes I do also).  It is not only with death and burial events, but also directory listings, and census events that say "in the household of " and give her maiden name, even though she is a 65 year old widow with 10 children, even though her obituary is in her married name.  It causes viewers on the website to scroll up and down, trying to figure out if they got on the wrong page by mistake or what.  To make it more confusing, manually typed text, such as newspaper articles, obituaries, etc, of course use the married name.  So from event to event, the woman's last name keeps flipping back and forth.  


If I had a wishlist for RM, my very first item on the list would be the ability to put a flag on each event, "use married name" if desired.  Then I could check that flag for every event that happened after she was married.  

In Topic: Gedcom missing a marriage

27 March 2017 - 01:41 PM

I finally figured it out.  The clue was the privacy settings in the GEDCOM.  In the Gedcom the only thing I change is Privatize Living People, Don't print Facts. These two husbands, although they were long dead, did not have birth or death and were still marked living.  So I unchecked that, and voila!  The other marriages appeared.


Thanks so much!


In Topic: question about alternate names in sentence templates

27 February 2017 - 06:56 PM

The "Like" feature is disabled.


I created a SQLite script that may suit your purpose. It's at Names - married name in death sentences

Tom, this looks like I may be able to use this script.  I will try it on a copy of my database.  Thanks!


In Topic: question about alternate names in sentence templates

25 February 2017 - 12:09 PM

Jerry and Tom, I tried to click Like on both your answers but for some reason it said I have reached my quota of positive votes for the day  :mellow:   Since I haven't voted today (or maybe ever) I guess my quota is zero.


I don't remember how TMG made that happen.  It would be nice if there were an option to use a variable [MarriedName] in the sentence, and for a husband it would have no impact.  Then there might be a handful of weird circumstances that needed cleanup.


Jerry, I can appreciate that from a genealogical point of view, there is a good case for sticking with the maiden name.  Some societies do/have done that also.  But for the general reader, it is confusing.


For now, I added a line in my "Using this Database" section to explain what to expect.

In Topic: question about alternate names in sentence templates

24 February 2017 - 07:41 PM

I am another recent RM adopter from TMG.  I love RM in most ways.  But I have been trying to search this topic about making the sentence use the married name of the wife for death and burial sentences.  Is it still the case that -- say the wife is named Laura Mason, she marries Pratt, at death I want her sentence to say "Laura Pratt died" and "Laura Pratt was buried"  -- the only way I can do this is to customize the sentence and manually type it in?  Manually go correct very single  wife in the database, to make the sentences correct?  Or has some alternative been provided?