|Posted By:||Judith Litsinger Burgett|
|Subject:||FRUSTRATING SORT DATE PROBLEM|
|Post Date:||October 04, 2006 at 08:40:30|
|Forum:||Ultimate Family Tree Forum|
My UFT program was successfully transferred to Windows XP with the expertise of a paid computer person.
Previously, I was able to use a sort date to arrange missing births in order. Under the birth category I would write “unknown,” and fabricate a sort date that placed the person correctly within the family unit. Even if a death date existed, no calculated age appeared.
Now, however, if I know a death date and make up a birth sort date, UFT inserts an age at death into the record. If I don’t use a sort date, individuals with missing births incorrectly pop to the top of the sibling list.
Does anyone know of a simple way to solve this problem? I’m good at word processing and Internet searches, but am totally inept at data-based and computer programming.
Judith A. Burgett