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Q: Death Fact without additional information

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Re: Q: Death Fact without additional information

Posted: 5 Feb 2013 7:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Feb 2013 7:26AM GMT
I often use USA in the Place field. It seems to work for most purposes.

I also have a custom fact called "Notes", where I put things I want to highlight, like in the description of that fact: "not in census with family", or a Death Record: "Bef 1900 and the following text if "spouse indicates a widow in 1900 census".

If I have a last time known living and first time known dead, I will put a range. Like a will written 1892 and will adjudicated 1897: 1892-1897.

I sometimes use "infant" or the like coming from the list of keywords that FTM allows in the date field:

Date 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

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
kj_norway 5 Feb 2013 5:27AM GMT 
johndd189 5 Feb 2013 10:51AM GMT 
silverfox3280 5 Feb 2013 2:25PM GMT 
kj_norway 5 Feb 2013 3:46PM GMT 
silverfox3280 5 Feb 2013 4:18PM GMT 
kj_norway 5 Feb 2013 5:13PM GMT 
tony_knight 5 Feb 2013 3:58PM GMT 
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