Previous posts in this series include:
* Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 1: Navigation
* Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 2: Editing Person Data
* Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 3: Adding a Child to the Family
* Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 4A: Creating a Pedigree Chart
* Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 4B: Creating a Pedigree Chart
* Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 5: Creating a Family Group Sheet
* Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 6: Creating a Narrative Ancestors Report
* Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 7: Creating a Narrative Descendants Report
* Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 8: Creating a Wall Chart
* Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 9: Creating a Timeline Chart
* Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 10: Creating a Box Chart
* Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 11: Creating a Relationship Chart
* Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 12: Creating Lists - Part 1
* Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 13: Creating Lists - Part 2
In this post, I'm going to look at several more of the Lists that can be created using the Reports > Lists menu. In the "Family" View with myself highlighted, I clicked on the "Report" menu item and clicked the "Lists" option. The Lists menu opened and I maximized it so that I could see all of the icons. I chose "All Reports" from the left hand column and the 33 list options showed (in icon format):
The lists discussed in this post include:
11. Fact List - A list of people with or without a particular fact.
I clicked on the "Fact List" icon on the screen above, and the "Fact List" menu opened. There are three lists of choices her that make this option very powerful and useful:
a) Create a list of: (shown below). The choices include: People with this fact type; People missing this fact type; People with more than one of this fact type; Facts that have sources; Facts without sources; Facts with a citation quality of:; Facts with text dates; Private facts.
b) Fact type: this is a list to select the specific fact the user wants the list for. There are many facts (e.g., Adoption, Birth, Marriage, Death, Census, Stillborn, Will, etc.). I chose Birth for this Fact List.
c) People to include: Select from Everyone or "Select from a list. If you have a lot of people in your database, you don't want to select "Everyone"! Here's the screen where I selected "People with this fact type":
I chose "Select from a list" for the "People to include" box, and the "Select People" menu appeared. In this menu, the user can select persons one at a time or "Mark" a number of people by choosing a key person. For this report, I wanted all of my ancestors, so I scrolled down in the left-hand menu (the user can also start typing [Surname, Firstname]) to my name and checked the box (thereby "Marking" it). Then I clicked on the "Mark people" button and selected the "Ancestors of highlighted person" option (shown below):
The resulting list provides a 30 page list. Page 15 is shown above. This Fact List option is very powerful and relatively easy to use. If you're not careful, you can create a massive report if you have a lot of persons in your database.
I clicked on "Generate Report" button:
The list of Unlinked people in my database is only three pages long! Here's the first page:
It took awhile to create this requested report - 353 pages! Page 29 is shown above. If you have a large database, this report, as presently constituted, is not one you want to print out. You really don't need a list that shows you all of the spouses of your 8th great-granduncles or 7th cousins twice removed. You can find that out, if you care to, by using the Relationship Calculator in the Tools menu.
I'll look at several more of these List items in the next post.