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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Two Questions
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 12:49:45 -0700
Polly - I believe there will be the opportunity to more easily select the
identifier on an event-by-event basis when version 4 is released. When that
will be, only Bill knows. You can, however, replace the [P] in any sentence
in narrative reports with an individual's name or name variant. You can
access these options by using Ctrl-D, making the appropriate selection, and
then going to the boxes at the bottom of the page and selecting the name
which you want to use from the Pick Dialog. You will also find this useful
when your Notes contain the names of other individuals associated with an
Event, especially when the Note contains extensive narrative text. By using
the various [P] codes & their variants, such names will appear in your
index. I do not believe this name selection process will work for charts
which only show the person's name once, and that is the birth name.
As to your second question, no. When you make someone a witness to an
event, you are not creating a separate event for said witness -- merely a
link back to the original event. You can, however, put all of the
information for each member of the household into the General Note for the
event for the principal and modify your sentences accordingly so that the
witness sentences contain the [G] variable. This, of course, will output
*all* information for *everyone* in the household when reports are
generated. I think what you are specifically wanting is the ability to show
only the information for *other* individuals in the household and not the
focus person, unless I am interpreting your question incorrectly.
My method of including all of the census information is to use the General
Note for the census Source record. This will then show the citation in
footnote/endnote form followed by the "data" that was mined from the census.
Norman McGuire household, 1920 U.S. census, Graves Co., Kentucky, population
schedule, Symsonia, precinct 24, enumeration district [ED] 101, magisterial
district 8, page 7-B, farm 168, lines 85-86; National Archives
micropublication T625, roll 572, online <www.heritagequestonline.com> (Ann
Arbor, Michigan: ProQuest Information and Learning Company, 1999-2003),
data downloaded 31 August 2004. On 23 January 1920, this household included:
Norman McGuire, head, M, W, 31, married, can read/write, b. KY, father b.
KY, mother b. KY, farmer on a general farm; Fraud Lee, wife, F, W, 35,
married, can read/write, b. KY, father b. KY, mother b. KY, not employed.
I've made each Census event have a Secondary Link of "Other Individual"
which allows me to link a widowed/single child with a surviving parent, or a
husband and wife. I do not make the children witnesses but give them their
own census event. Thus each person will have a foot/endnote that cites the
census record PLUS includes the data for everyone in the household.
There are lots of ways to do this and I am sure that you will receive other
From: Polly Held [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 12:10 PM
Subject: [GENBOX] Two Questions
Some questions for which I believe I already know the answer but I'm
going to ask for responses anyway.
First, can we choose name identifiers on an event by event basis for
purposes of printout on a report or chart (or for any purpose
whatsoever)? Is there a way to get anything other than the preferred
name to print on a report - on an event by event basis?
Second, is there a way to add a general note to a witness to an event
such as adding the census information for each member of a household to
each witness's narrative?
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