FAMILY-HISTORIAN-USERS-L ArchivesArchiver > FAMILY-HISTORIAN-USERS > 2003-03 > 1047564195
From: "Bob Margolis" <>
Subject: Re: [FHU] Marking individuals for new Gedcom File
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 14:03:15 -0000
In addition to Simon's response, I'd add the following (just having done
what you want).
You don't create a new file of marked individuals; instead you discard from
your existing file all *unmarked* individuals.
The danger (Clearly stated in the manual and dialog box)
You may discard individuals from your working file. So, it's worth
emphasisiing Simon's point: you must make a copy to work on and open the
The nice feature
The selection (marking) can be done using any query that exists or that you
care to invent. The query system is capable of doing very smart things (but
the manual is essential reading because of the flexibility).
So far, it's only been used here for creating subsets of the entire GEDCOM
file for distant relatives with particular interests. It does this very
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eilleen Ovenden" <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 11:35 PM
Subject: [FHU] Marking individuals for new Gedcom File
> Is it possible to "Mark" individuals from a file and then create a
> Gedcom file of those Marked persons.
> If so, how?
> I have gone through the manual and can't see anything that relates to this
> topic - jump out at me!!!
> I have been using Generations and am quite familiar with the procedure.
> Sunshine Coast
> To join Ancestry.com and access our 1.2 billion online genealogy records,