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How to make a report for free-form source type

20 April 2019 - 07:12 AM

As the topic title says, I would like to make a report to find free form source types but I'm not sure how to do it.


Is it even possible?  And if so, how to do it?


Thank you!



Find A Grave sourcing question

15 April 2019 - 04:42 AM

Y'all have been amazing in answering questions I've had recently, and I've got another one for ya!


I have a lot of memorials on Find A Grave, and have other family members on there put up by other people.  I like to use F-A-G as a source for burial/cemetery and birth/death info, and many times there is more info included in the bio section as well that link to parents/children/siblings; in other words, F-A-G is confirmation of info I already know and have.


Mostly, I start out putting F-A-G as a burial source, and then as a birth/death source.  When picking an add new source--->source type, I've been using "Free Form" because I don't see anything else to pick that fits the bill.


Any suggestions?  If so, please tell what and why!  Thank you!



Need help on a custom report

02 April 2019 - 07:14 AM

Y'all have been fabulous with questions I've had recently, and I need your help again!


Here's what I did -- I changed the newspaper obituary source template to read:

[Person:HisHer] obituary was [Date], in the _______ newspaper [PlaceDetails] [Place].


I did this because I want to be able to put the obituary newspaper name in the sentence.  Now, of course, I need to find all of those people with a fact of Obituary and then go put the newspaper name in the "customize sentence" section.


I did a custom report of name-surname,given, rec #, spouse name (and their rec #), death place, death date.  Okay, that's great as far as who has a newspaper obituary as a source, but it's not quite getting me the fact of Obituary for those people who have an obituary fact.


I hope I've explained sufficiently what I need this report to be!  And I can assure you I've just made a whole lot of work for myself because many times, I've put the obituary as a source for death and not as a fact itself.  Arghhhhh!!!  (What was I thinking??)


If anybody has any suggestions to accomplish what I want in a different manner, please feel free to tell me and explain how to do it.



Another question about a custom report

16 March 2019 - 01:49 AM

Don't know if the report I'd like to make is possible, but thought I'd ask anyway.  I'm using latest version of RM7.


Since 2 Feb 2019, I've been diligently entering information again since taking a break from my genealogy research a couple of years ago.  Is there a way to make a report -- custom, I assume -- to find out which people have changed since 2 Feb 2019?  I just want a name and their reference number.


Thanks for your help, all!  And it goes without saying that if, indeed, there is a way to accomplish this I need to know how to set it up.



Suggestions needed on a custom report

06 March 2019 - 02:40 PM

As a long-time user of RM in its various iterations, a report I want to make has got me a little stumped.  I made an initial report but it's not quite what I want.


I want a report of people who are in an 1850 census, no matter the state.  I keep an Excel spreadsheet of people/families I've found so that when I find the information and don't enter it into RM right away, I have a record of who I still need to put in.  You know how it goes -- once you start looking for somebody on Ancestry/Family Search, etc., it's too easy to keep finding things and the "I'll enter the info later" rears its ugly head.  Arghhhh!


Here's what I need it to be:


Name (last name, first, etc.), RM record number, census date, census place.


Sounds easy enough, right?  The initial report has the census dates, places, but I only want it for 1850 and not every census they're in.


Any suggestions on setting up the custom report??  Thanks for your help.