I've noticed when merging info from smart matches that people use different formats for names - some use all lower case, some capitalised, and some have the last name in all capitals.
To be consistent, I have spent much time retyping names into the format I prefer.
It would be a big help is Family Tre Builder has a format option that automatcally reformatted names and addresses according to formats selected in the options menu. As well as making it automatic on entering or merging a new name, there could be some way of changing the format of all names in the database.
These could be:
for names (first or last) - all lower, capitalised, all upper
for addresses - similar options for suburbs, towns, states, countries
I agree. However, I (and many others) do tend to use all upper case to easily locate the immigrants to America. I would like to see a way to easily tag (Different color font or additional symbol) for both Immigrant and DAR/SAR ancestors.
I also re-type the names, and I use the protocol suggested by MyHeritage somewhere in the Help section, or at least that is the way it is done in their example. I do it the same as my name (in this Reply). Which is normal and correct for everyday use. Using Family Tree Builder you will get a mis-match if the entry you are trying to merge is set out differently; but if it is a name recently used and the programme recognises it you can highlight the name and hit (I think) the spacebar and the name will be changed.
I also do a lot of changing of place names, always inserting the (town or suburb), the State, AND the country, which can be important; I was born in Rochester, Victoria, Australia, and I have been told that there around forty towns of that name in the world. Regards, Geoff