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Multiple persons with the same name
David Hatchuel
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I have six members of the family who have exactly the same name. Although they are all of one family, they are on different branches, and all were born/died at different times.

It is very difficult to distinguish between them when looking at their names on the side bar. Even though there are numbers alongside, this is not always a reliable indicator of who's who. Is there a way to differentiate them?

David Hatchuel
Salisbury, Zimbabwe
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RE: Multiple persons with the same name
Robert Coon
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Hatchuel,

The only suggestion I could offer is this:

Point at (for example) the Birth Date heading of the sidebar's table and left-click-hold-and drag it farther to the left. This will have two effects on the tables display.

First, the Birth Date column will become the left-most column in the table. If you can differentiate by birth date, this is fine; however,

Second, the list of names are now sorted by Birth Date.

This can be repeated until the columns are ordered as you need, and can be switched around whichever way suits your need at the time.

You may need to point left-click-and hold and drag the divider between the sidebar and the tree window to the right to make the sidebar wide enough for easy viewing.

Hope this helps.

Bob

Robert Coon
Ontario, OH
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RE: Multiple persons with the same name [2]
David Hatchuel
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Hi Bob,

 Thanks, but there's one snag: in a tree containing some 300 people, I have fewer than 10% with known dates of birth. That's what I'm working on, hence the quandary.

Cheers

David 

David Hatchuel
Salisbury, Zimbabwe
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