OMG! You guys are *awesome*!! Thank you so much for your suggestions and I'll be trying out all of them and see which one works the best. You wouldn't think it would be rocket science but this just may be a case of "there's more than one way to skin a cat."
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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.
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.
OMG, you are fabulous!! Thank you so much for your quick reply. I did what you wrote and it's only four pages. I should have thought of this myself; duh!! Now I will go and fix their sentence and at some point very soon I will put in an actual obituary fact for people from the first report I made referenced above, now that I know who they are.
Thank you both for your replies! I had a feeling that it was not possible and had the same conclusion as Jerry, i.e., scroll through the master source list and make a note of who has that source type, but I had to ask anyway.
As for the SQLite thing, I'm not up for tearing my hair out today and I'll just make notes of who/what. Good idea, though, that if one were to want to try it to make a copy of database first.
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!
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.
Thanks for the caveats and cautions! I value your Advanced Member knowledge and I appreciate your taking the time to post. You wouldn't think such a simple thing would be rocket science but apparently it can be. Arghhhh!! Guess it's a good thing I don't use TreeShare, eh?