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From: "Jack Hokenstrom" <>
Subject: [TMG] Entering Baptism, Burial and other Details
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 15:23:23 -0500
How many of you have twins or triplets in your data base that were baptized
on the same day? Now how many of you have persons who were buried on the
same day in the same cemetery, city, state, etc.?
A baptism tag only allows for one individual but the burial tag allows for
P1 and P2. If you have ever had to add 500+ burial tags by hand, FTMW stuck
them in a note field, hitting the Tab key to skip from 1 to D for surety
values (12DPM) is a pain. Apparently someone long ago in a far far distant
land convinced Bob that a husband and wife who were buried on the same day
should be able to have the same burial tag. I would have figured that these
two persons probably would have died on the same day also - but alas we are
not offered this same option on the Death tag.
Now another thing I would like to see changed (added) is the ability to
repeat the previous Tag information with the exception of the date. Yes,
for those who think I didn't read the manual, I know you can repeat a Tag
for the same person, i.e., multiple birth dates, etc.
What I want is to be able to move from person to person and replicate the
previous tag information (with the exception of the date) for the new tag.
My above example of entering 500+ burial or baptism dates is the case in
point. I would think that something like Alt+F3 should do the trick.
Create a tag, say Burial, hit Alt+F3 and everything, except the date would
be filled in from the previous Tag that was created. All of the information
is stored for the last entry (F3 works for all fields including the source)
so why not a global Alt+F3?
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