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From: Walt <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] TMG 5.07 - Partial names
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2003 17:15:01 -0400
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At 04:03 PM 4/07/2003, Teresa Ghee Elliott wrote:
>Walt,
>Gotta love Mrs. Billy Bob Elliott <G> I tend to fill in the name with
>an unknown variable. For instance, this week adding children from the
>1830 and 1840 census. The child's name is Unknown Male Winn. Unknown
>Female Winn. The birth date is a range of dates, based on the age range
>on the census. This isn't necessary for TMG. IF you leave the surname
>blank, it will infer what ever you tell it to in the REPORT DEFINITION
>under OPTIONS>NAMES. But I like to be reminded (a little dense <G>) of
>what I think is the name. So I have women who are Mary UNKNOWN and men
>who are Unknown Jones. And children who are Baby Boy Smith. And a
>whole passel of women known as Unknown UNKNOWN. They are just place
>holder wives for when I know that the man's five children all had the
>same mother, but don't even have a first name for her. (Seems somewhere
>along the way someone would have remembered her first name. LOL)
>So, NO TMG does not need the names. I do it solely for me. And it does
>remind me from time to time to see if I can find out the names.


Teresa

Terry has some good reasons for leaving the names blank for report writing,
but being at the research rather than the report stage I find your
reasoning better for me at this time.

Many thanks for your input.

Walt Flory



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