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From: "James P. Colgate" <>
Subject: Re: Re: [TMG] 5.06: first name only for witnesses
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 22:35:46 -0400
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Now that I think about it, there as a recent exchange on this list about
using name styles in census tags. This might be worth exploring since I
think that way you can get just the first name you want, plus, if you want
to get fancy, you can include the age in one of the name elements so you can
avoid without sentences for the witnesses. I think it was discussed by both
Teresa and Myrnice. Teresa puts the person's age in one of the name style
elements, and Myrnice has a most impressive method, which I am pasting
Title - The role played by this individual in this census (Head of
household, wife, daughter, son, niece, etc.)
Prefix - The place of birth listed in this census for this individual.
Given Name - As it appears in this census for this individual.
Presurname - Misc info you wish that is included between the birth place and
occupation on the output.
Surname - As it appears in this census for this individual.
Suffix - Age as it appears in this census in parentheses.
Other Name -the word "occupation: " followed by the occupation listed in
So, you see you can get as complex as you want to. But keep in mind that
if all you want to do is use name styles to get a first name only, I'm
pretty sure that will work. But, I say again that I have no experience with
name styles other than what I've read on this list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Victoria" <>
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2003 9:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TMG] 5.06: first name only for witnesses
> That sounded like such a good idea, but it didn't work. I imagine it's
> because I've assigned role names to the witnesses, instead of witness1,
> witness2, etc.
> At 08:10 PM 4/13/2003 -0400, you wrote:
> >Sunday, April 13, 2003, 8:02:09 PM, Victoria wrote:
> >V> Ah, well.
> >V> Thanks for an answer, even if it isn't what I wanted to hear.
> >V> Victoria
> >V> At 06:39 PM 4/13/2003 -0500, you wrote:
> > >>You can't that I know of....[WO] is always going to print the full
> > >>
> > >>At 04:34 PM 4/13/2003 -0700, Victoria wrote:
> > >>>I don't know how to make the [WO] use only the first name.
> >Try replacing [WO] with [RF:Witness].
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