Advanced Set Living++

...is a DELUXE LTOOL which sets the Living flag to NO for individuals based on dates from parents, spouses, and children.

Screen:

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Usage:

To set the Living flag to NO for individuals based on dates from parents, spouses, and children:

  1. Back up your Legacy database.
  2. Open your Legacy database in _LTools_.
  3. Double-click Advanced Set Living++ in the Deluxe LTools tree to bring up the dialog for this LTool.
  4. Adjust the setting you wish _LTools_ to use for this operation.
  5. Click the Run button.
  6. _LTools_ will set the Living flag to NO for individuals based on dates from parents, spouses, and children.

How it Works

This LTool goes thru your database looking for individuals that are flagged as living and are without a birth or baptism date. It then tries to estimate a birth date for the individual based on his/her parent's birth, baptism, marriage, death, and burial dates. If unable to do so, it will do the same using the individual's spouses. Lastly, it use the individual's children's birth and baptism dates to make an estimate. It will make additional passes thru your database until it encounters a clean pass or reaches the limit that you set. It does this because an individual whose birth date could not be estimated on an earlier pass might have more data to work with on a subsequent pass (their parent's/spouse's birth date was estimated on the earlier pass and is now available on the subsequent pass). That being said, unless you have a very lengthy family tree, you will probably never need more than two or three passes. For large databases, this LTool may take several minutes to run.

A log of the changes this LTool makes to your database is displayed when processing is complete.

This LTool does NOT replace Legacy's Advanced Set Living feature. It should be used in addition to it.

NOTE: This LTool is designed to catch many situations that Legacy's Advanced Set Living feature misses. But it will not catch them all.

Fields:

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Max Passes

Sets the maximum number of passes to make thru your database. The default is 5.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Max Lifespan

Sets the maximum lifespan the program uses to estimate birth dates. The default is 120.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Min Childbearing Age

Sets the minimum childbearing age the program uses to estimate birth dates. The default is 12.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Max Childbearing Years

Sets the maximum childbearing years the program uses to estimate birth dates. The default is 48. So taking the defaults for this setting and Min Childbearing Age would mean that a woman will not bear children after age 60.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Rows affected

The number of individuals whose Living flag was set to NO.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Run

Click to set the Living flag to NO for individuals based on dates from parents, spouses, and children.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Close

Click to close this dialog.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Help

You can use the ? (on the caption bar) or the \ key to display help for this dialog.



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