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List Living People in Family Tree or Family Tree Maker 2012

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Re: List Living People in Family Tree or Family Tree Maker 2012

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 8:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
I would use the custom report in FTM to find all the people with "living"

Then you can go about editing them

I find the best way to categorise living people is to leave the date of Death field open. FTM will interpret this as a living person unless the person is over 113 year old

What is even more important is to "kill off" dead ancestors in FTM. If you don't have a Dod but know the person is deceased then type in "?" into the DOD field and FTM will convert this to "Unknown"

I have found that the new year range option in the index in FTM a wonderful way of quickly identifying those deceased people that need to have their records adjusted.

Also, when you are marking one or both person in a marriage as deceased don't forget to also update the marriage status from "Ongoing" to "Death of one spouse".

Run a marriage report to see who have died but FTM is still showing their marriage as "ongoing" which is obviously absurd.

John D

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
mdmascari 11 Jan 2013 8:59PM GMT 
johndd189 12 Jan 2013 3:39AM GMT 
Duff Wilson 15 Jan 2013 12:03AM GMT 
kj_norway 15 Jan 2013 12:24AM GMT 
Duff Wilson 15 Jan 2013 10:34PM GMT 
kj_norway 16 Jan 2013 1:33AM GMT 
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