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Member Since 11 Aug 2019
Offline Last Active Oct 05 2019 09:37 AM

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Creating Lists

03 October 2019 - 06:11 PM

I'd like to create a list of all people in my file for whom the "Living" box is checked. When I tried to create a list of all people marked as living in the report generator, it returns a report of those who have the fact type "Living" listed. I'm trying to verify that those with the boxed checked and those with the fact type are identical, that is, that I don't have people with the box checked but not the fact type or with the fact type but not the checked box. Thanks in advance.

Citing individual Find A Grave Memorials

10 September 2019 - 04:35 AM

I have quite a few Find A Grave Memorials available for people in my database. In many (probably most) cases, I have Ancestry.com cites to the index, but I'd like to add the citations to the individual memorials. I can create a new source for each individual, using the source citation provided by Find A Grave for each individual memorial, but I'd prefer creating one master "Find A Grave Memorial" citation, with details for each individual's memorial (like one would a page number from a printed master source book or a place location from a master source census record), using the details from the Find A Grave provided source citation for those details. I don't see this listed among the "canned" sources in RootsMagic.

Is there a convention which RootsMagic users (or genealogists in general) use or is it each researcher creating his or her own way to cite these? (I prefer using conventions whenever they are generally agreed upon.) Thanks in advance.

Finding where places are entered

01 September 2019 - 08:57 PM

I am trying to clean up a database which I maintained on Ancestry.com for several years. I downloaded it to RootsMagic and have done quite a bit of work already. I just completed going through the Places List and have found several which I know are places which don't exist. I'd like to find out where they are cited in my database (that is, for which person or people they are listed as a place for an event). Is there an easy way to do that? Also, is there an easy way to create a list of places for which there is no geocode? Thanks in advance.

Father and Mother Switched

30 August 2019 - 05:48 PM

I was editing my database when I came across a very odd situation. I was going to add a child for a couple. The husband is properly listed as a male and the wife as a female, but on the family screen, she is listed as the father and he as the mother. Why would that be and how can I fix it? Thanks.

Removing Distant Relatives from a Tree

11 August 2019 - 05:53 PM

I have decided to pare down my tree. Many years ago, I maintained a family history website, which I created by converting my FTM file to a gedcom, then running gedcom utility program which pared my new gedcom file by deleting any individuals who were not my direct ancestors, their non-ancestor spouses, and their descendants and their spouses for three generations (that is, anyone who was a 2-great-grandchild or later or the spouse of such a person from a nearest common ancestor to me was deleted, while anyone who was a child, grandchild, great-grandchild, or spouse of such descendants was retained). I then converted the resulting new gedcom to html using ged2html.

I'd like to similarly delete distantly related individuals from my RootsMagic database. Short of doing this one at a time, is their a tool to do this in a batch? If not, such a tool would be on my wish list.