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From: Lee Hoffman/KY <>
Subject: Re: TMG-L: Picklist Wish List
Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2000 12:13:16 -0500

>So that brings up the question of whether the primary designation is attached
>to the event itself, or to the link between the person and the event. If it
>is attached to the link, then it would be easier to accomplish. If it is
>attached to the event, then it would require that the program put it on the
>link instead.

The Primary designator is assigned to the tag. Any one tag with the same
Principal(s) may be made Primary. If a tag has only one Principal, it may
be marked as Primary as long as another of the same type is not marked

Suppose you have John Smith assigned as Principal #1 to two tags of the
Marriage tag type. Now if one of these tags has Jane Jones as Principal #2
and the other tag has Pocahontas as Principal #2 , then both tags may be
marked as Primary. But if you add a third Marriage tag (let's assume that
John and Jane were divorced, and later John and Pocahontas wer also
divorced), and John and Jane were re-married. This third tag would have
John as Principal #1 and Jane as Principal #2, but would be marked (or
rather unmarked) as non-Primary since this tag has the same two principals
(although the other information may be different).

Thus the Primary designation is to the Tag itself.

Lee Hoffman/KY
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A user of the best genealogy program, The Master Genealogist (TMG)

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