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psinacio

Member Since 07 Jun 2017
Offline Last Active Jan 15 2021 08:37 AM
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In Topic: How to add Place Details (ADDR) into FamilySearch?

15 January 2021 - 06:35 AM

Thanks for all your comments. 
I believe we will have to live with this limitation for while...  :( 
 


In Topic: How to add Apposition with Commas in Name?

13 January 2021 - 12:25 PM

Thanks,

 

I believe I will have to live with the solution of placing everything in the given name field for while.. 


In Topic: How to add Apposition with Commas in Name?

13 January 2021 - 11:39 AM

I agree, it is really tricky!  :wacko: 

In Portuguese we always place it after the surname using a comma to separate them: "Alexander, the Great"

But for us we do not see it as a "nickname", we do see it as "apposition" (I believe this is the technical name in English, not sure).
https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Apposition

It is word, usually an adjective or phrase used to explain or complement the actual name.

Nicknames, on the other hand, are more like a shortened or modified variation on a person's real name, like using Bill instead of William, Beth instead of Elizabeth.... 

So, in my understanding "the Great" is not a nickname, since it is not replacing Alexander, but actually adding information to it. I see it as a kind of suffix, in the lack of better option...

Probably the only solution is to place everything in the given name field as you suggested. But I kind of believe GEDCOM had some formal approach for this...  :D 


In Topic: How to automatically add Death Facts to old people?

20 January 2020 - 06:29 PM

I will try this approach  :)


In Topic: How to automatically add Death Facts to old people?

20 January 2020 - 01:52 PM

psinacio, for what purpose are you wanting to add empty death facts?  Would changing the Living flag to unchecked via an automated script achieve what you're wanting without the repercussions?

 

Romer, as long as I understand, FamilySearch tree requires it to define who is living or not. My understanding is that a living flag does not work for the sync purposes...