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Member Since 20 Apr 2017
Offline Last Active May 26 2017 12:42 PM

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In Topic: FTM convert quesiton

26 May 2017 - 12:45 PM

RM has two methods to help you see relationships within the database. They are complimentary, not mutually exclusive.


1 - Tools > Set Relationships

      Use the [Change] button to select the base person for calculating relationships

      Now the Family view will show, in the lower-left corner, the relationship to your base person

      You'll need to periodically re-run Set Relationships, since RM doesn't do a live update of  relationships as you add new people


2 - Reports > Lists > Kinship List

      This will calculate and list all of the blood relationships to your base person, throughout your entire database




Ok, I get the set relationship thing, but it doesn't seem to do wives of cousins, etc.  That is a huge flaw in the system I would think. For example, if I want to forward my database to a cousin, I would like to go through it first to delete all the people that they are not related to but I am. But I certainly don't want to be deleting wives of family members and such.


I generated a kinship list, it seems to do what I need but not as handy as having it right there on your screen.

In Topic: FTM convert quesiton

26 May 2017 - 07:31 AM

Ok, some 50-100 hours later(lost count), all 40K database names have been double clicked on and duplicate and spurious facts have been deleted.


Now, the main issue I see at this point is the lack of knowing how each person in the datatbase is related to the root person.  Like FTM, I need to see if they are the wife of a cousin, or whatever.

In Topic: FTM convert quesiton

27 April 2017 - 10:32 AM

I see that.  Right now I am about 1/3 of the way through double clicking on each of 40K names and deleting blank, duplicate, and otherwise spurious facts that I did not realize were there.

In Topic: FTM convert quesiton

24 April 2017 - 09:25 AM

I work most often in Family View with the Sidebat Index.


Tools > File Options > Starting view.... > Family View


Sometimes I switch the main view to Descendants orPeople view. I rarely use Pedigree view.


This is what I am doing now, switching to a new program distress has gone away.

In Topic: FTM convert quesiton

20 April 2017 - 12:30 PM