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Removing "Birth" from the Facts menu in Family Tree Maker 2 for Mac

Removing "Birth" from the Facts menu in Family Tree Maker 2 for Mac

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 2:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm running FTM for Mac 2, version 21.2.5.487. A lot of the trees on Ancestry have--IN ERROR--christening dates entered as birth dates. I want to create a tree that, correctly, ONLY has christening dates. Thus, from the "Customize View" menu, I need to delete "Birth" altogether. Alas, both Birth and Death are sitting under the "Selected individual facts." Can someone give me the keystrokes to DELETE "Birth" from those facts? This is really important, because the incorrect trees are already proliferating on Ancestry.com.

Re: Removing "Birth" from the Facts menu in Family Tree Maker 2 for Mac

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 3:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm running the Windows version and it is slightly different. BUT, could you not change all Birth Facts to Baptism Facts? That would effectively delete them.

Re: Removing "Birth" from the Facts menu in Family Tree Maker 2 for Mac

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 5:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
In Windows, this is done at:

Person or Family tab of People Workspace

First - make a backup of your file.

Main Menu bar > Edit
Manage Facts
Select "Baptism or Christening" from pick list

Select "Data Options" button on right panel
Select "All" or pick selected persons
(If you select All, that is everyone in your file)
Select from choices at bottom:

xx Change Selected Fact to Different Fact - Choose Birth
per page

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