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Tags in FTM 12/14

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Re: Tags in FTM 12/14

Posted: 4 Jul 2013 10:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Jul 2013 10:18AM GMT
I have not found anything to use for tags in FTM besides custom facts. I'm not sure if I would be in favor of tags in FTM - depending on how they would interface with Gedcom and transferring data to and from other programs.

For example, I have many ancestral lines in my file (my personal ancestral lines approach 200 - mostly New England immigrants in the 1600s.) If I want to list all Civil War vets who were casualties that I share Hallock blood with who fought on the Union side, I have a custom fact I call Military Filter. I could call it Military Tag.

Military Filter: Civil War Union Hallock Casualty

or I have a person I share 3 ancestral lines with:

Military Filter: Civil War Confederate Smith Taylor Jones Survived

I can filter for any or a mixture of these text strings in the regular FTM filter used at the bottom of the Index, or in Custom and other reports, or in exports.

For example, when I do a filter in the Family Tab of the People Workspace for "other filter", Military Filter, and search contains all terms Hallock Civil War, I find:

I have 67 persons from my Hallock line in the Civil War

Filter for Civil War, Hallock, Casualty:
17 died during the war

Filter for Civil War Hallock Confed, I find:
3 served in the Confederacy


BTW, I track spouses of family members as members of the family for this purpose.

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