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From: Walt Flory <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Soundex
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 23:17:11 -0500
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Thanks, Bonita.

Walt



At 09:55 PM 2/10/02 -0600, you wrote:
>Unfortunately, soundex does not always take care of these .. especially if
>they start with a K rather than a C. There is another name that I always
>have to look up twice .. SCROGGINS and SCOGGINS. It would be nice to have a
>place for the 'normal' spelling and then use the actual spelling. Right now
>I just put in all the NAME-VAR with each spelling. I try to keep the
>primary as the baptism or birth spelling .. I have several NAME-VAR for my
>German families as the first name on baptism is not necessarily the name
>they used .. and of course, that changed as the immigrated to America.
>
>Bonita -- Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Walt Flory" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 9:36 PM
>Subject: Re: [TMG] Index Codes
>
>
>It seems to me that it would make sense to have a field that would have a
>"common spelling" of the name. This way every name could be entered as it
>was normally spelled, but there would be a field that could be sorted on
>and would sort each surname together.
>
>Or does soundex take care of this problem?
>
>Walt Flory
>
>
>
>At 05:56 AM 2/10/02 -0600, you wrote:
> >I have been doing indexing of PA church records .. some already translated
> >but no index generated .. some originals. I found that using Word worked
> >best but it was time consuming and my fingers got tired doing the Index
> >keystrokes. So .... I had a programmer write me a macro that it will take
>a
> >line of input:
> >
> >Hillmer, Bonita
> >Cardinal, John
> >
> >and it would add the Index codes. I page break to match the document I am
> >indexing and ... Wa La .. an index. I do find that at time I have to do a
> >Replace all and convert names like SCHMITT and SCHMIDT to SCHMIDT / SCHMITT
> >so they will sort together. It is also easy to use the Word index feature
> >to do "SCHMITT (see SCHMIDT).
> >
> >I would share the Word macro with you, but I paid $65 to have it programmed
> >and would like to recoup some cost, if you need to. It was a great
> >timesaver in my 'volunteer' indexing.
> >
> >Bonita -- Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
> >
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "John Cardinal" <>
> >To: <>
> >Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2002 12:58 PM
> >Subject: RE: [TMG] Index Codes
> >
> >
> >A few people have asked how to format the codes so that "manual" index
> >entries
> >appear in the proper place in the automatic indexes. The following is what
>I
> >discovered about creating indexes in/for MS Word. There are two methods:
> >
> >1) Separate people and place index (one for people, one for places)
> >2) Combined index (people and places mixed)
> >
> >You control the choice above via the Index(s) tab of the Publication Tools
> >dialog available from the General tab of the Report Definition dialog. THIS
> >IS
> >IMPORTANT. What you enter for manual index entries is different based on
>the
> >choice you make above.
> >
> >SEPARATE INDEXES:
> >-----------------
> >For the People (aka Name) index:
> >
> >and their son John Cardinal[INDEX:]People:Cardinal:John (b. 1958)[:INDEX]]
> >
> >For the Places index:
> >
> >was born in Anytown, Rhode Island[INDEX:]Places:Rhode
>Island:Anytown[:INDEX]
> >
> >COMBINED INDEX:
> >---------------
> >and their son John Cardinal[INDEX:]People and Places:Cardinal:John (b.
> >1958)[:INDEX]]
> >was born in Anytown, Rhode Island[INDEX:]People and Places:Rhode
> >Island:Anytown[:INDEX]
> >
> >Note that in both cases, colons separate the levels of the index data.
> >
> >In my tests, the manual entries could not be distinquished from the
> >automatic
> >entries, which I think is the goal.
> >
> >Hope this helps.
> >
> >John
> >
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