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From: "GRSWEDE" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] wish list - dy
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2011 16:47:20 -0600
I created a new name style where I used the "other name" known as label 7 to
place a notation on the person's name. I called the style "Notation" style.
And when I fill out the person's name I put "(the notation)" in the label 7
field. My notations are: stillborn, baby, infant, toddler, child, teen,
young adult, BNU (means Birth Name Unknown), married name. There are more
things that can be noted. For the baby/infant/toddler/child/teen/young
adult you set your own ranges for when the child died in a reminder pop up
for "Name-Var" tag entry. The reminder isn't there when you create a new
individual, but you can go back and edit the name tag when you realize the
person died young.
So, on the pick list I can tell instantly where there is a potential adult
person. With so many identical names I find this notation style of entering
a name very helpful.
It isn't a problem for me to have the notation on the name for reports. I
find the notation on descendant charts very useful to indicate the person
was "died young" or whatever you notate.
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Holly Timm
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2011 1:00 PM
Subject: [TMG] wish list - dy
I would like to be able to enter dy (for died young) in the death date and
have it show as such in the death date column just like a date would. I find
that frequently we have information that a child died young before any
possibility of marriage or children but without having even an approximate
year of death and it would certainly help to distinguish those of similar
names in the picklist, the childrens or siblings list. Is it possible to
make 'dy' an acceptable entry?