Tuesday, September 17, 2013

FTM2014 - People - Sort Children (Global Sort Children)

In a previous blog post: FTM2014 - People - Sort Children (single family) I showed how to sort a specific family of children. The default sorting of children is by Birth Date. If there are NO Birth Dates, the children are sorted alphabetically. There is also an option to manually sort the children, as was the case in this image

 They were manually sorted in what was thought to be the correct order.

In my previous blog post, I had this family, where the birth dates were not know.

In the earlier Blog post, I used the Sort Children ICON as seen above. This time, I will use the Tools Menu to Sort the Children.

This choice will suggest that you Back Up your file.

It is my STRONG RECOMMENDATION that you take advantage of that feature.

Back to the Sort ICON on the Tree View, we will be given choices as to what children to sort. In this case, we are going to choose "Sort the families by birth"

The Back Up window, in either case (Tools menu or the Tree View)

The first "blended" family, where the dates had been entered for both children over time were sorted

BUT, the manually sorted children, without dates are also sorted, Alphanumerically.

Warning: If you have manually sorted children, that do not have birth dates, they WILL BE SORTED to the default, alphabetical sort.


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