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From: "Malcolm Austen" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Surname import from GEDCOM
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 23:12:12 +0100
On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 23:03:13 +0100, Cheri Casper <>
> Malcolm - You can open up table in Access and strip out the parentheses
> if that is your desire.
Thanks Cheri although for just stripping them, I would probably opt to
strip the GEDCOM before importing anyway.
> When you say "printed," exactly what are you referencing? How the name
> appears in reports and charts? How the name displays in the Pick Dialog
> and/or the Summary page? Or how the name appears on the Identifiers tab?
My usage of GENBOX is, so far, limited to using it to print charts. I
don't (currently) anticipate using it for anything other that charts and
reports. I'll try to find time tomorrow to check on how the name appears
elsewhere in GENBOX.
When the person I quoted appears in the chart I get:
Edith Austen (:Aq)
when I expect:
Edith (Austen) :Aq
> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2007 2:14 PM
> For reasons I don't understand, the GEDCOM line:
> 1 NAME Edith /(Austen)/ :Aq
> is printed so as to imply it was imported as:
> 1 NAME Edith /Austen/ (:Aq)
> I use this surname-in-parentheses when I only know a woman's married
> it gives more of a clue as to where they fit than leaving it blank. I
> use the suffix to tag people with their tree branch and generation. If
> GENBOX were to (wrongly) strip out the parentheses I might just forgive
> but it seems doubly odd to actually move them to the name suffix.
> Has anyone any clues as to why (other than a bug) this might be
> I could not find anything quite like it reported in the list archives.
> = Malcolm.