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Denoting end of family line, no children in GED and other records

The following symbols are used in genograms and other descendant charts to denote a childless union and individuals without children: (Google: chart symbols "no offspring" for examples of use and ...
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Citing data from ancestry.com

Without seeing the specific case I can only give a general answer. If I'm understanding your description, you are looking at an Ancestry index-only database such as the England, Select Births and ...
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Recording dates from old documents?

The GEDCOM standard allows for a date that is interpreted from another date. The keyword "INT" indicates that what follows is the Gregorian DATE you've interpreted followed by the DATE_PHRASE you ...
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What should I list as the Death Place for a person?

Disclaimer: I'm assuming common GEDCOM or textual formats here. If the platform or software you are using requires a place of death in all circumstances, there are maybe special recommendations how to ...
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What should I list as the Death Place for a person?

Whether you are writing a report or entering information into genealogical software, it's easy to overlook that what we are recording is our conclusion about where the death took place. Well-thought-...
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What should I list as the Death Place for a person?

If you know the city a person died, then that is what should be entered. e.g. If a person lives in Chicago, but died when on vacation in Paris, then Paris is the death place. If you know they were out ...
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Download database of last names

If you have not already done so, try looking at the Forebears website. It has a page of the common surnames for most countries. This is a link to the page for the Netherlands and you should just be ...
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How to store data with Gramps?

I have a .gramps file That's a backup created by Gramps. I think stores all the data Incorrect. but when I launch the app, I have to select a family tree. What is it? Exactly what it says: a ...
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Is there a Python/Django GEDCOM Parser that would parse gedcom for django app?

When I read Python and Django, the obvious answer is Gramps. Please check our site at https://gramps-project.org/ to see if it would be useful for you.
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Middle name or two first names?

Most of my British ancestors have only one or no middle name which makes it easy i.e. I would leave the middle name field blank for those without one. However, my 4th great grandmother (Louisa ...
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Using git for genealogy collaboration

Genealogists will never use git directly, but a frontend is eminently possible. Neither XML or (to a lesser extent) json map well to a line-based version control system (because it can be hard to ...
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Which notable developments/products were announced during RootsTech 2015?

Until the post-conference reports appear, one can review the technical content of RootsTech 2015 by going to the conference schedule and filtering for the "Innovator Summit" track. The handouts for ...
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Denoting end of family line, no children in GED and other records

In my Brother's Keeper software there are several event fields which can be added to denote children or lack there of: Never married No children from this person No children from this marriage Number ...
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Fact type to enter for the 1939 Register?

I would say that the answer depends on what you are going to use your data for. In my case I enter the 1939 as a census but when I produce reports for general consumption, I omit all types of census ...
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How do spatial analysis (GIS) and genealogy overlap?

I have to add my twopennyworth here for public viewing. One of my research difficulties, when making a case for whether two named people are the same or different, is the lack of appropriate ...
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How do spatial analysis (GIS) and genealogy overlap?

I'd agree with you about staying away from migration analysis. It seems like a really good idea, but you'd have to find a very large dataset in order to discover anything interesting. I tried doing ...
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Denoting end of family line, no children in GED and other records

As far as software conventions go, it depends on the software. I've used Legacy Family Tree for many years, and they have a checkbox on the marriage/couple screen for specifying "no children". As @...
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Transitioning from person-based genealogy to record-based genealogy?

So far, I don't know how one makes the transition. The question is "How do you store evidence about persons, once you have reached the transition into record based genealogy,... Not to be too ...
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