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#56109 Individual Summary Report

Posted by Arild Kompelien on 31 January 2013 - 04:44 PM in RootsMagic Wish List

When you "design" an Individual Summary Report you have a choice to add - Spouses /Children. But when the report is created the heading says - Marriages /Children.
I think the heading there should be the same - Spouses /Children, simply because it sometimes will have spouses that are not married to the chosen Individual.



#56000 How to change a family fact?

Posted by Arild Kompelien on 26 January 2013 - 05:02 PM in Discussion

How do you use this custom fact? An online dictionary defines "leiermål - sexual intercourse between people who is not married" (http://www.martinroe.com/eidhalist.htm). Do you set the date to nine months before the birth of the child? Is this fact/event even needed? That is, is it not equivalent to the child's birth parents having no Marriage fact? As they are the birth parents, we can reasonably conclude that they had sexual intercourse, even if it was indirect. Would deleting the fact or suppressing it from the GEDCOM output satisfy your friend's need?

Do you share the fact with the child? What would a parent's narrative sentence say? A child's?

Do built-in family facts (Census (family), residence (family)) also get interpreted as Marriage in Legacy?


The fact is used according to the tradition of the ministers. They set the date to the birth of the child, because the child was the proof that a Leiermål had taken place. My sentence shows as: X and Y had a child out of wedlock in 1779. The fact is not shared with the child.

You gave me an idea. The fact is not needed. I first record the parents without a Marriage fact, and afterwards with the fact Leiermål. I will see how it works when I delete the Leiermål fact.

I discovered this because I have been missing an important feature in RootsMagic, and that is an expansion of the narrative report - Ancestors with children. The report should be added an option to include all spouses and children. As mentioned, I work with genealogy for a whole parish, and that implies a lot of different trees. To get an overview I often make use of narrative reports of ancestors and is interested in a full picture like both of a man's marriages and the child his second wife got out of wedlock. The ancestor reports only give you blood lines. To solve the problem I earlier tried the program The Complete Genealogy Reporter by importing Gedcoms. I then discovered that Leiermål was turned into Marriage. Later the same happened in Legacy.

I haven't tested the other Family facts, because I don't use them. Instead I have an exstensive use of notes. For me that gives greater liberty to explain things.

The report I talk about have been on the Wish list several times. I still hope it will come because I like RM very much, because I feel it in many ways corresponds to my own way of thinking.



#55976 How to change a family fact?

Posted by Arild Kompelien on 25 January 2013 - 11:22 AM in Discussion

Check under Lists>Fact Type list that you don't have the Leiermål created as family fact. I believe Legacy would import family facts under the marriage section. Been a while since I've been in Legacy. Unfortunately in RootsMagic you can't make changes between Personal or Family facts. You would have to create a new Personal Fact and add that one person at a time.


Thanks for answering. I feared that is the only thing to do.



#55961 How to change a family fact?

Posted by Arild Kompelien on 24 January 2013 - 06:21 PM in Discussion

In old Danish/Norwegian the act of getting a child out of wedlock. was called - Leiermål. Some years ago I created a Family fact called Leiermål. This works all right in RootsMagic, but if I export a gedcom to a friend who runs Legacy, this Family fact is imported as a Marriage fact (in a way the opposite meaning as intended).

How do I solve this problem? Do I have to change each one of them? I have many because I work with genealogy for a whole parish.



#50140 Ancestors with children report

Posted by Arild Kompelien on 29 March 2012 - 04:12 AM in RootsMagic Wish List

This is an old wish and a reminder. For about 6 years I've been questioning an improvement to the Narrative Raport called Ancestors with children. I miss an option to include all spouses and their children. Lacking this option in RootsMagic has annoyed me for years. I find this option necessary to get an overview, especally when you work with genealogy for whole parishes and not only your own ancestors (but also concerning them). To achieve this I need other programs. But I like RootsMagic so much and hope my own program can do this.

A couple of times RootsMagican has given what I have understood as promises to work with this option. Since we have got a new Wish list I highligt this wish again.



#49267 A button for each spouse

Posted by Arild Kompelien on 08 February 2012 - 05:27 PM in RootsMagic Wish List

I often work two databases open vertically. There is not enough room to have a button for each spouse.

I don't think I would like each spouse having their own button.

I would need to hover the cursor over each button to find the spouse I wanted before I could click on that button. With more than 2 spouses, that would be irritating if I couldn't remember which number the spouse was.

As it is, I click on the button and have the list of spouses to choose from or just to see the names of the other spouses.


There is no problem to have it like it is.
But I disagree with the argument against my wish. There is enough room even if you have two databases open at the same time. Each button can easily have the half width of todays button. And who uses a 14 inch monitor today?

Today you have to click twice to change to a new spouse. With my wish you only click once. In most cases there is one spouse, and also a lot of two spouses, but 3 or more is seldom. Just to take the cursor over 2-3 buttons is quickly done.

But most of all I think it will give an enhancement to the layout of the Family View.



#49199 A button for each spouse

Posted by Arild Kompelien on 06 February 2012 - 04:46 PM in RootsMagic Wish List

I agree if it must be done like that. But it mustn't be so. A common way to do this is that the name of the spouse appears when you take the cursor to the button. When you take the cursor to the camera icon in RootsMagic - it says - Edit Multimedia. Like that.



#49191 A button for each spouse

Posted by Arild Kompelien on 06 February 2012 - 09:12 AM in RootsMagic Wish List

Instead of one button and the digit (2),(3)..., I would like X buttons - one for each spouse. Not important, just cosmetics?, but I think it will give an enhancement to the Family View.