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From: Karen & Ed Stewart <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Subset of data
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2002 16:38:29 +1100
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Thanks for the suggestion. I am hoping to be able to do that without needing to create a flag, because I want to be able to do this for 'me and my family'
as well as 'my spouse and her family' - and there are clearly some individuals who are in both those sets.
I guess that I'm looking for some way of doing a filter that starts with 'me' and includes ancestors back xxx generations, and descendants of those
ancestors without duplication forward yyy generations, and also includes any other spouses.
Something like the kinship filter, but even that seems to leave out some ....
Allen Mellen wrote:
> Karen & Ed Stewart wrote:
> >Need some help with designing a GEDCOM report filter that will include me.
> >my spouse and descendants, my
> >ancestors and their spouses and their descendants, and their ancestors and
> >their spouses and their descendants
> >- that is, everyone in my dataset except the ancestors etc of my spouse.
> This is one of those conditions that looks like it cannot be easily
> accomplished in a single filter. As you state it, it may be easier to
> define the group you want to exclude than t is to define the group you want
> to export. That depends on who is included in the "etc" of the phrase "the
> ancestors etc of my spouse." It also depends on how far afield you have
> gone with cousins, and with ancestors of spouses of those you want to include.
> Here is a simple approch:
> Create a flag, call it for example EXPORT with values YN where Y is the
> Then use a List of People report with Secondary output Change Flag EXPORT
> to N and use the filter:
> Is an ancestor of Person Number [Your spouse]
> And then add their spouses.
> Then run the List of People again,with the same Secondary output but with
> this filter:
> EXPORT Flag equals N
> And then add their ancestors for 250 generations.
> You may have to refine those filters, depending on who is in your data set.
> Then run the GEDCOM export with the filter EXPORT equals Y.
> Allen Mellen -- New York, NY
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