Can anyone tell me which are the Invalid characters? On the person whose PID is LQR3-P6X How do I fix this? What are the invalid characters?
The invalid characters in LQR3-P6X are: the period , the dash and the parentheses
Check out this Article for a list:
What can you do?
Enter the name as: John Cregier or Greiger
Add the extra information in the "Other Information" section
DianaHawks (mod) wrote: "The invalid characters in LQR3-P6X are: the period , the dash and the parentheses".
This is incorrect. Of those three things, only parentheses are actually invalid. As you can see if you edit the name, the following are not allowed:
Notice that dashes (hyphens), periods, apostrophes, commas, and quotes are all perfectly fine. (So are exclamation marks and question marks, apparently. I should test those, but the beta site is still down, and I'm reluctant to litter anybody's change log on the "real" site.)
@Donald James Findlay
You have received two comments about how to enter names into Family Tree to avoid using invalid characters, but perhaps it would be helpful to actually read the knowledge article from our Help Center about how to enter names into Family Tree which provides a list of what the software considers invalid characters.
Both of the individuals who provided a response did a great job of reminding you that the software is designed to help us enter information about our ancestors appropriately. Thank you for sharing your concern, and we hope you will review this article which contains some other suggestions about how to identify the ancestors you enter into Family Tree.