Allow names to be individually excluded when using the Unfinished Attachments feature
Brett said: Eric
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Finally, what a GREAT suggested enhancement.
This is an EXCELLENT idea.
ps: But, I would suggest that such may NOT be so easy to "Code" (ie. Programme) for though.
Oh, I agree on this. It is the most troublesome in Census records as the author says and in obituaries which will often pick up the name of the funeral home or cemetery as a person or include the clergyman. sometimes it even picks up the name of the town as a persons name.
I little check box that would eliminate each individually would be fantastic.0
Mine was the first & only Comment/Response to 'Eric's' suggested enhancement, way back in December 2019
Since then, following some practice with "Unfinished Attachments", I have realised that, such can ALREADY be easily achieved, all-be-it with some work.
Here, let me explain ...
Attached ALL the RELEVANT Family members as appropriate - all good.
Now, here is were there is a little work ...
On the "Sources" 'Tab' for the principle individual/ person that you were working, "Dismiss" the "Unfinished Attachments" regarding the REMAINDER of the individuals/persons (eg. Boarders; Servants; etc).
Then, go to the "Sources" 'Tab' for the Family members of the principle individual/ person that you were working; and, do EAXCTLY the same, "Dismiss" the "Unfinished Attachments" regarding the REMAINDER of the individuals/persons (eg. Boarders; Servants; etc).
There ... all done ... NO more "Unfinished Attachments", for that "Source", for that Family.
Granted, it would be easier, to have a "Check Box" next to ALL those concerned on the "source", to EASILY "Dismiss" and EXCLUDE those that are NOT Family members (eg. Boarders; Servants; etc).
But, that said, until such is implemented, doing as I suggest, is a 'Work Around'; but, 'Yes', does take a little work and time; but, such is not insurmountable.
Just my thoughts.
I hope this helps.