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Limiting/prioritising sources for facts in FTM reports

Limiting/prioritising sources for facts in FTM reports

Posted: 26 Feb 2014 12:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
A fact in my tree may be linked to many different sources. For example, a birth date may be evidenced by a birth certificate, BMD indices, death certificate, census return, obituary etc. When I generate a report therefore I can end up with a whole string of footnote numbers after every single fact, and page after page of citations. It's thorough, but a little overblown. I don't want to lose the references, but is there a way to limit which are used by the reports, so only the most pertinent is shown? For a birth date, for example, it would be sufficient just to cite the official certificate in my report - I don't need to include less direct sources. Does anyone know of a way of achieving this?

Re: Limiting/prioritising sources for facts in FTM reports

Posted: 26 Feb 2014 5:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Feb 2014 5:55AM GMT
This would take a bit of work... but you could:

1) Add another (birth, whatever) fact
2) Copy the "best" citation you want to have in a report and paste it to this new, fact.
3) Right click the new (birth) fact and select to make this one the preferred one
4) Mark the "old" fact as private - right-click > private
5) choose to not include private facts.

You can make different facts private or public, but not different sources.


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