Monday, July 14, 2008

Can Your Genealogy software Do This? - Series 3: Brother's Keeper

I posted my latest genealogy software question on 6 July - Can your genealogy software provide a list or report with the ages at death of selected people in your database? Preferably the ancestors of a person, in descending order from most years to fewest years. Or just the top 20 persons, say.

In comments to my updated post, John offered the following for Brother's Keeper (free software):

In Brother's Keeper, you can pick from the report menu Other, Graphic Charts, Type, Lifespan. You can pick the Ancestors of a person to make the graph.

If you want actual ages, then from the report menu pick Lists, Alphabetical Report, and pick Ancestors of a person. On the fields to include pick field 29 and field 39. If you Preview or Print it, it will be alphabetical by last name. However, you can pick File, Create TXT file to send it to a file, and then you could load the TXT file into your word processor to sort it by age.

Thanks, John!

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