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Change an Individual Fact to a Shared Fact

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Re: Change an Individual Fact to a Shared Fact

Posted: 3 Nov 2012 10:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Nov 2012 11:53AM GMT
As kj has pointed out, "Shared Facts" in FTM only has to do with facts to be shared with both a husband and wife.

For right now, you can "jerry-rig" shared facts by a shared source or source citation. For example, you can see all members of a family in a post-1880 census record by looking in the Source Workspace, selecting the source, then the citation, and see the people in that house attached at the bottom of the middle pane.

But all of the facts associated with that census record are still individual instances of individual facts.

Although changing the structure of FTM to enable a fact to be shared, and even have roles (like in a will: maker, executor, witness, legatee, named in property description, wife, son, daughter, grandchild, nephew, niece) would be nice - I doubt if it will ever be done. Now that FTM is "locked" into ancestry trees formats, they would have to change the structure of both at the same time. I may be wrong, but I don't see that happening. I think the "die is cast" on this issue.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
silverfox3280 31 Jan 2014 2:26AM GMT 
David Abernat... 31 Jan 2014 5:49PM GMT 
kj_norway 31 Jan 2014 6:53PM GMT 
silverfox3280 3 Nov 2012 4:45PM GMT 
casey745 3 Nov 2012 5:53PM GMT 
blantyrelad 3 Dec 2012 10:26PM GMT 
silverfox3280 4 Dec 2012 12:53AM GMT 
blantyrelad 4 Dec 2012 1:44AM GMT 
Emily Olson 13 Oct 2013 1:21AM GMT 
silverfox3280 13 Oct 2013 3:41AM GMT 
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