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Easily editable fan charts

23 February 2018 - 12:34 PM

It would be awesome (especially in a native Mac version) to be able to create easily editable fan charts.  Here is one I made a while ago as my research "cheat sheet" fan chart.  I find fan charts the best way to see ancestry at a glance.


I made this one on a previous version of Reunion (it'd be easier still under the current one):



(sorry, I can't seem to figure out how to attach it here)

Cause of Death Fact

22 February 2018 - 10:45 AM

RM needs an independent Cause of Death fact.  CAUS has been a standard GEDCOM tag for decades.  


It seems RM relegates cause of death to the description field of death which doesn't really work. For starters, I note other information there.  More importantly, cause of death needs to be its own fact for its own reasons. If one is doing genetic genealogy or medical family profiles, then cause of death needs to be easily identified and simply noted, not parsed out of another fact's description field and distilled from other information there.


Reunion GEDCOM import question

18 February 2018 - 01:01 PM

I've exported my Reunion GEDCOM and imported it into RM (Mac version) without too many problems, but is there a way to manipulate the import so that some of the things that didn't come through could be re-mapped properly.  Is there a Reunion specific set of instructions to transfer posted anywhere?


For example, for each person in Reunion I have a "research" note that seems to have disappeared.  Ideally, those could be tagged in a way that they transfer to RM's "research log." 

Is it possible to have more than one note for a person?  I have custom notes for _DNA, medical, military and biography narrative, and sometimes just an additional generic note.  These were all lost.  


The historically accurate place names all transferred (which is great).  The media gallery was, with some guidance, able to find everything.  I'm looking forward to linking linking more than one individual to a single event for cluster research unavailable in Reunion, and the source templates look great!  But that raises a question in my mind: how GEDCOM friendly are the sources for exchanging with cousins?  Is there anything I can do on my end to make them "better" for that?


The event memos came through fine, but not all of the facts (missing Cause of Death, standard CAUS GEDCOM, eg).  Is there a way to manipulate GEDOM tags in RM like there is in Reunion?  Not all event or fact sources links seem to have worked.  I'm happy to spend some time making tag changes or whatever to get things working right.  As it stands now, I'll stick with Reunion as my main program unless the native Mac RM version is coming soon.