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From: "Teresa Elliott" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Global vs local sentences (was FTM)
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:59:57 -0500
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It is my understanding, and I hope someone will correct me if I am wrong,
but everyone attached to the tag, that is used in a report, gets indexed.
You cannot use [R:Bridesmaid1] [R:Bridesmaid2] in a memo, if no one is
attached to those roles. Now if you say Rebecca Smith then yes, you'd need
to index that name if Rebecca isn't attached to the tag in a role.

So why not attach Rebecca to the Bridesmaid1 role. Create a name tag for her
that you want that tag to use, and then select it in the name drop down list
for that role? As far as I know that works just fine, unless I am missing

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Pierce Reid
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2011 11:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Global vs local sentences (was FTM)

Terry Reigel asked:

<<I don't understand what data one would enter in the Memo would be indexed.
I enter that date and place in their fields, and refer to them by use of
variables, just as I would in the Sentence. For names I generally use
variables as well, as in the example above.>>


Example: you want to describe the contents of a will, for example, in a
probate tag. You will be listing various beneficiaries, as well as the
executors, and maybe the witnesses and lawyer. Should you index the
references to these people?

You could insert index references explicitly into the memo text, following
each person's name. But you should use exactly the same text as TMG uses
when it creates index references to people referred to by roles in a
sentence template, otherwise you will have two somewhat different entries in
the index for one person.

That becomes more of a problem if you refine the name or, if you use them,
the birth and death years of a person after creating an explicit index
reference in the memo. For example, you find the middle name of someone
after creating the index reference in the memo without that name. In that
case you should check all places you created index references before you
found his full name, so you will have a consistent name in the index.

You could use role references within the memo, but then you have to ensure
that each person mentioned has a unique role, e.g. beneficiary1,
beneficiary2, ... since they likely will be referenced in different places
in your will summary. In that case, the memo text would come out with the
full name of each person, which is likely different from the reference in
the actual will.

Ideally, I would like the ability to use the individual's person number in
the index reference I enter into the memo, so that the reference will be
consistent with whatever is the latest version of that person's name and
birth/death dates. That way you could enter the name the way the testator
did, e.g. "my niece Nickname Doe" and get the index reference "Fullname
Maidenname (1840-1910)", which you find out only after further research
initiated by this will reference.

(I've discussed this issue with Bob V, and he recognizes the problem, but I
don't know if he has added it to the "to do" list. I also don't know how
many people care about creating an index for their genealogy reports,
although many experts believe a good index if a vital part of such reports.)


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