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tree maker 2012

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 4:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Dec 2012 12:56PM GMT
how do you log deceased with out dates in family tree maker 2012, I have birth date but not death, so family tree is saying 116 years old.Is there away to mark this person dead.


Thanks for all the help the question mark ? post was what i was looking for.

Re: tree maker 2012

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 7:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Don't worry abt it.

Just leave the space blank.

The 116 yrs old is probably a default number.

Re: tree maker 2012

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 6:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Harry,

I think you'll find that the "default" Living / Dead age is 120. If I don't know a death date, I leave it blank.

What problem are you trying to resolve?

Russ

Re: tree maker 2012

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 10:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
To tag an unknown death date use the question mark ?

This will show up as "Unknown" in the date of death field indicating a death event.

This will make sure that FTM runs its reports correctly

If you later find a death date you can overtype the "Unknown".

If you are consistant with this you will find that your custom reports as an example will work correctly if say you wanted to find everyone in your database who are deceased

John D

Re: tree maker 2012

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 11:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
If you have some other dates close to the death, you could make an estimated death date or range.

For example, if you knew the person wrote their will on Jan. 1, 1900 and the will was proven on Aug. 15, 1902, you could enter the death as "1 Jan 1900 - 15 Aug 1902".

Similarly, if you find them on the 1930 Census, and find their widow on the 1940 Census, you could enter "1930-1940".

If you know that this person was buried on May 5, 1950, you could enter "Bef. 5 May 1950".

If you have absolutely no idea what to enter, you can simply enter "Deceased" or "Dead" into the date field.

Re: tree maker 2012

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 1:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
From Help file, enter search term "keywords"

Certain keywords can be used in the Date field to help define the date. For example, you may be uncertain about the birth date of a person but know it falls somewhere in the year "1900". In the Date field you can express that by typing "Bet. 1900-1901".

The following table describes the keywords you can use and how Family Tree Maker expresses them:

Keyword
Result

About, ABT, or A
Abt. 12 Dec 2004 (See Date Labels in Options: Dates.)

AD
68 AD (See Ancient date notation in Options: Dates.)

After or AFT
aft. 12 Dec 2004

Ante
Bef. 12 Dec 2004

Before, BEF or B
Bef. 12 Dec 2004

Between, BET, or BTW . . . and
Bet. 9 Dec - 12 Dec 2004 (See Range style in Options: Dates.)

BC
22 BC (See Ancient date notation in Options: Dates.)

Calculated or Cal
Cal. 12 Dec. 2004

Child
Child

Circa, Cir, or C
Abt. 12 Dec 2004 (See Date Labels in Options: Dates.)

Dead
Dead

Deceased
Deceased

Estimated or EST
Abt. 12 Dec 2004

From . . . to
Bet. 9 Dec - 12 Dec 2004 (See Range style in Options: Dates.)

Infant
Infant

Never Married
Never Married

Post
Aft. 12 Dec 2004

Stillborn
Stillborn

Unknown
Unknown

Young
Young

?
Unknown

FTM Acceptable Date Keywords

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 1:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Dec 2012 1:21PM GMT
From Help file, enter search term "keywords". The following words are acceptable in the date field: Child, Infant, Dead, Deceased, Stillborn, Unknown, Young, ?.

Note: You can also enter "USA" in the place field of the Death event/fact and it will work for most purposes. Or, just enter Bef (years 110 years after year of birth).
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"Certain keywords can be used in the Date field to help define the date. For example, you may be uncertain about the birth date of a person but know it falls somewhere in the year "1900". In the Date field you can express that by typing "Bet. 1900-1901".

The following table describes the keywords you can use and how Family Tree Maker expresses them:

Keyword
Result

About, ABT, or A
Abt. 12 Dec 2004 (See Date Labels in Options: Dates.)

AD
68 AD (See Ancient date notation in Options: Dates.)

After or AFT
aft. 12 Dec 2004

Ante
Bef. 12 Dec 2004

Before, BEF or B
Bef. 12 Dec 2004

Between, BET, or BTW . . . and
Bet. 9 Dec - 12 Dec 2004 (See Range style in Options: Dates.)

BC
22 BC (See Ancient date notation in Options: Dates.)

Calculated or Cal
Cal. 12 Dec. 2004

Child
Child

Circa, Cir, or C
Abt. 12 Dec 2004 (See Date Labels in Options: Dates.)

Dead
Dead

Deceased
Deceased

Estimated or EST
Abt. 12 Dec 2004

From . . . to
Bet. 9 Dec - 12 Dec 2004 (See Range style in Options: Dates.)

Infant
Infant

Never Married
Never Married

Post
Aft. 12 Dec 2004

Stillborn
Stillborn

Unknown
Unknown

Young
Young

?
Unknown"

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