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Enhancements to the Search facility
Ann Sutton
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It would be useful if the Search facility could be enhanced to include the following.

  • Ability to search for custom facts
  • Ability to search on marriage facts
  • Ability to search on marriage associations
  • Ability to search for facts that have/haven't got citations
  • Ability to search for facts that have/haven't got photos/documents attached
  • Ability to create compound searches, such as people born after 1837 & died before 1915

 

Ann Sutton
United Kingdom
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RE: Enhancements to the Search facility
Daniel D.
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Dear Ann,

 

Thank you for writing us regarding the product suggestion. I would like to inform you though that we already have these options in the Family Tree Builder by going to Edit > Search (or shortcut Ctrl F on the keyboard).

You have there comprehensive searching abilities which let you have much better control of what you are exactly looking for.

 

Please let me know if you still need more information about it. 

Daniel D.
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RE: Enhancements to the Search facility [2]
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I too seem to have difficulty in query writing- Perhaps you could Actually demonstrate HOW I can solve this issue

In pawing over my data recently I discovered that there were females that did not have a married name assigned. Just over 800 to be more accurate.

To prepare a list of those individuals requires a query like:

Sex MATCHES:  FEMALE

AND

Marriage date: EXISTS

AND

Married name: DOES NOT EXIST

Quite a simple query really- but WHERE can I use it?

 

Similarly I discovered that when I imported my GEDCOM  file into Myheritage FTB from its original form in Personal Ancestral File (PAF) I had often used a date determined filed that represents the condition that exists for a large part of my research In South Australia and uses the published Death Index which conclude in 1972.

Thus I had some death dates as After 1972.

So to find those entries and seek to either update or amend them- requires a Query thus:

Death date:  contains AFTER.

Quite a simple query really- but WHERE can I use it?

 

So to get around this problem- I had to export a New GEDCOM out of Myheritage FTB - create and import that GEDCOM in PAF and write the queries-.

THEN in parallel- with both Myheritage FTB AND PAF open- edit my through the list.

Am I missing something here- or is Myheritage just not quite up to query involvement?

Your theory of CTRL F and inputting your requirments does not seem to cope with what I need.

can you help.

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RE: Enhancements to the Search facility [3]
Daniel D.
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Dear Daryl,

Thank you for writing us. 

I understand that you have some difficulty with our system, and so I've included some screenshots to make it a little bit clearer for you. The red circles are the first steps you should do (and the first screen you will be presented as if you go to Edit > Search).

The screenshots include both queries. 

Please, let me know if you need more help.

Kind Regards, 

Daniel D.
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