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ENHANCEMENT REQUEST: Tags to Group People

ENHANCEMENT REQUEST: Tags to Group People

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 5:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Nov 2012 5:36PM GMT
ENHANCEMENT REQUEST: Tags to Group People

Made this request today to:

http://ancestry.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_er4cyPjj5BJKIZf

Request Tags for Grouping People. FTM currently provides a filter (used in the Family Tab, export screen, and various report screens) to provide ways to isolate groups of people in our files. But, currently the filter is rather limited to using descendants / ancestors of, dates, and text within fact fields as the limiters on choosing individuals.

One example of how this is limiting. I have 66,000 people in my file. There are many in this file that have participated in all the wars of the United States, and some survived and died. If I want to group a set of people, say for a report, that are all descendants of one ancestor, that were in the Civil War, on the side of the Union, and died in that war, I have to create a Custom Fact (I call "Miitary Filter" that says: Smith Civil War Union Casualty (could say Jones Civil War Confederate). I can then use people that have this fact to create reports. But it would be simpler to create a tag for such groupings of people. The ability to add a tag should be part of the "Person" interface - and be included in the standard FTM filter.

Re: ENHANCEMENT REQUEST: Tags to Group People

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 5:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Personally I think you are doing the right thing by creatig a custom "fact".

In GEDCOM terms these are actually called "Attributes" and are defined just with a FACT tag and a dscription. When I use custom facts I use them in the same way I use the OCCUpation tag/fact/attribute. Most of my relatives were either farmers, sailors or potters all family inherited occupations, so I connect these to a lot of people. A tag such as "Civil War Casualty" would not be defined with a date or place displayed.

Once created it is available to add to every person and really only a click away from being added to everyone that needs that fact.

Re: ENHANCEMENT REQUEST: Tags to Group People

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 5:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
I like this

I have forever wanted something like this to help in migration tracking of a group of people [of my choice] over some time span

Re: ENHANCEMENT REQUEST: Tags to Group People

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 1:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am right there with you on this request. I am currently using TASKS to create filters for individuals and it is very unsatisfactory. I am doing the genealogy of a town for their 150 year book and it is a real challenge trying to group people using the filters. I would love to be able to create tags to better group and organize individuals within the tree.

Re: ENHANCEMENT REQUEST: Tags to Group People

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 3:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
I've sometimes created custom facts that I can use like tags. The virtue of this is that a person can have multiple custom tags and you don't have to remember a custom filter every time you need to revisit that group of people.
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