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Member Since 31 Jul 2018
Offline Last Active Oct 11 2018 11:08 AM

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In Topic: PLACECLEAN add Country not working

07 October 2018 - 04:08 PM

I had a reply to this perceived problem over on Facebook so it is not broken, just smarter than a simple replace. This utility will not simply offer you a list of places without a Country if you enter "China" for example. The utility will only present places in your place list that it believes may be part of China.

In Topic: Shared Facts - Individual Roles

26 August 2018 - 07:52 AM

I just wanted to say I have very much enjoyed reading the different styles and perspectives on this post, it will improve how I record data.

In Topic: Take the challenge - Duplicate Search Merge without

13 August 2018 - 04:45 PM

I always uncheck birth and death places, accurate places can be of great benefit but any slight difference can be a curse, wish it used the geocoding.

In Topic: People View - ADD Father & Mother Name selection

05 August 2018 - 10:51 AM

I am running the code kindly uploaded by Jerry Bryan pretty much as is with slight alteration to the Name Combine structure as below;

       WHEN Father.FatherID = 0 THEN Mother.Given || ' [' || Mother.MotherId || ']'
       WHEN Mother.MotherID = 0 THEN Father.Given || ' [' || Father.FatherID || ']'
       ELSE Father.Given || ' [' || Father.FatherID || '] ' || ' & ' || Mother.Given || ' ' || Mother.Surname
       END CombinedNames,

It is proving extremely useful in finding family matches and again I am confused why Rootsmagic do not include this for people tab. I don't know the company history but did read they were responsive to user needs, I am now wondering if anyone there does serious data comparison in research and if not am I some sort of nerd wanting this grouping on people tab?

In Topic: People View - ADD Father & Mother Name selection

05 August 2018 - 09:03 AM


Probably be easier to delete your test database and start over. Before you run the script, create the Parent fact with the Description field enabled and create a Birth_of_Child role. Then, run the script again in your test database.




This worked but with Parents fact (plural), thank you.

I changed name combinations to display father given and mother birth given and surname, it's helping me to associate lots of families.