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From: Loretta Krumwiede Barlow <>
Subject: Re: Formating in FO
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 1997 04:20:10 -0700
Coralee Griswold wrote:
> Being new to this forum, I hope I'm not off in these questions. I like the
> way FO puts everything in order but does anyone have a good way to handle
> marriages when they don't exist? For instance I have several ancestors who
> did not marry, yet a "marriage" place prints out in the Family Group
> I have looked in that individuals fact to delete the marriage fact, but
> there is none. Thought of entering a marriage fact with the surname NONE.
> but wonder if others have better options.
I handle this by simply saying "NO" when it askes if I want to add a
marriage event. This works, of course, only when you are entering a new
person as "spouse" or "parent."
For an established piece of data, it would seem there probably would be
a Marriage Event listed on the individual editing screen, which would
have to be deleted.
I doubt there is any FAST way to find and edit all un-married couples.
Just as my data base doesn't indicate an actual marriage unless I have
a date for the marriage in files that were brought over from my old FOW
program. Or in those I entered before I realized I could create a
Marriage Event even without a date and the program would indicate a
married couple rather than just two people who had kids.
> Also being an old PAF user, I always entered the city under the burial
> place with the cemetery name in notes. Do others using FO find it better to
> enter the cemetery, city in the place field versus the "old" way of doing
From a record-keeping stand point, I suspect yours is the better way.
Presumably, the records available at government offices will still be
there when the individual church cemetery records, etc. get destroyed in
fires and moved around due to congregational mergers and splits.