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From: Donald Joseph Schulteis <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Back reference in Journal report
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 09:06:02 -0800 (PST)
"Follow surname" in the past, in most cases, meant follow the male line. In cultures where the children's surnames do not follow this tight naming scheme, follow surname doesn't work.
When the female does not change her surname or is not "married" and the children retain her surname, then the "male only" does not apply.
In this new "enlightened" world, follow surname is becoming a thing of the past, if it ever really did what users though it would.
In the past, might have been great for identifying inheritance.
Dennis Lee Bieber <> wrote:
On or about 3/26/2006 05:15 PM a carrier pigeon from Richard
>Is there a way to have the back reference in the journal report
>follow the surname line instead of the generational line, which may
>well be the mother's line? I tried the surname sort.
Welcome to my biggest complaint about TMG reporting... For
me, it is descendant journals with a focus group of end-line
individuals... If a couple marries, the descendents are listed under
the first surname to be reported, regardless of the gender of the
parent at that point. "Follow Surname" (or whatever the option is)
ends up truncating the line if the mother is named first (surname
changes), but does not continue the line under the father (TMG does a
"see ###" which is the mother's entry).
I suspect the back references are doing the same thing --
following the line that appears first in the report...
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