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From: "David Lawrence" <>
Subject: [TMG] Audit and Duplicate Search Reports
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2001 12:06:40 -0700
I hope that someone can suggest a better work-around for a more useful CHECK
FOR DUPLICATE PEOPLE run. I've many people in my dataset that the utility
suggests as possible duplicates when I have established that they are not.
Is there any way to have TMG record that a pair of people shouldn't show up
as a duplicate? I have even considered 1) using several new flags, 2)
creating a new dataset based upon filtering on those flags, 3) running the
duplicate check utility on the new dataset, and 4) using the results to
assess my main dataset. Even then, I can't get the results I want -- the
filtering scheme is too complicated.
I had a similar problem with the Audit report until I realized that I could
create an AUDIT flag and run a report filtering out people with entries I
accept as correct.
From: Lee Hoffman [mailto:]
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2001 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Suggestion for TMG
>(BTW, TMG does make some assumptions-for example, if a burial is entered
>the program automatically sets the living flag to N. Likewise an 1850 birth
>year will also set the living flag to N.)
Yes, but so far, no one has ever been show to have been buried and not
died. So if they weren't dead when they were buried, they are now.
As for the 1850 birth, there is an assumption here also and you determine
it by the setting in the Assumed Max Lifespan shown in the Advanced tab of
the System Configuration Screen (Tools=>Options from the top menu). This
defaults to 110 years.
TMG Tips: <http://www.tmgtips.com>
My website: <http://www.tmgtips.com/lhoffman>
A user of the best genealogy program, The Master Genealogist (TMG)
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