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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Data Sets and Projects
Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 18:33:26 -0400
On Sat, 24 May 2003 16:08:47 -0400, Laurie Williams wrote:
>Yes, another very basic question from the newbie.
>I have a large database (at least for me) that I would
>like to divide into 9 datasets; one for each surname (gr-
>grandparent) and one for the direct line from me
>backwards. The surname datasets would contain all the
>uncles and cousins, etc. I am hoping I can link these
>datasets by my great-grandparent to the "direct line"
>dataset. Since I see most of my "work" being on the
>direct line this seems to make sense to me. But I still
>want to be able to see my cousins and the siblings of my
>ancestors where appropriate (reports).
If you and the cousins are not in the same dataset, you cannot have
them appear linked together in any type of ancestors or descendants
report. Since I think that's what you want to be able to do, I don't
think you want them split.
She later wrote:
>I need to learn more about filters and tags. I just hate
>to go through pages of one surname (in the picklist) to
>find my ancestor.
I would suggest use of a "related by" flag and accent colors. If you
use the expanded Picklist, the accent colors appear on the Picklist.
I do this, and it makes it much easier to find the direct ancestors
in a long list of people with the same surname.
There's an article on creating a related-by flag on Lee's website,
though I think in may not have been rewritten yet for TMG5, so you
would have to allow for some differences in exactly where some
features are located. If all you want to mark is your direct
ancestors, that's pretty easy. You don't really have to create a flag
to do that in TMG5, since there is an ancestor filter built into the
accent system. But flags work faster when you change the focus
person, so it's better to use them. More complex related-by flags
allowing siblings of ancestors and others marked in different colors
are a bit more difficult to set up, but in the end more useful.
If you'd like help with this, just ask.
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