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How can I map individuals from a Named List?

Postby ampt » 06 Jan 2018 16:08

I am trying to identify a settlement pattern based on records. I have the families in a Named List. I could add, if need be, the individuals from these families to ..... another Named List?
How could I map the individuals and/or families?
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Re: How can I map individuals from a Named List?

Postby PeterR » 06 Jan 2018 16:55

You can select any number of Individuals from the Records Window or from a Query Result Set or from a Named List (of Individuals) and then click on Map Places for Selected Individuals. I don't think there is any way to map Family Records directly.
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Re: How can I map individuals from a Named List?

Postby Jane » 07 Jan 2018 10:21

Just to Clarify Peters answer. Select Map for Selected Individuals, you can start with an Individual.
Then click the Records Button and select the Named Lists tab.

As Peter states I don't think you can use Family Records, but you could create a Named list or use a Query to find everyone in the Family Records in your Named list.

Don't forget you can add multiple marker sets so you can map different families with different icons.
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Re: How can I map individuals from a Named List?

Postby ampt » 07 Jan 2018 16:10

Thank you for the help. I ended up creating a query for all individuals born before 1860 and selected the desired information (places) in columns.
Now I am having some difficulty figuring out how to map from this query. Looking at the Help menu, there should be a "Map Places for ...." somewhere, but I can't seem to locate anyplace that would provide me as input for mapping the output of the query. I must be missing something.

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Re: How can I map individuals from a Named List?

Postby LornaCraig » 07 Jan 2018 16:41

Can you please clarify: do you want to map all events for a selected group of individuals, or map a selected group of places?

If the former, follow Jane’s guidance, i.e. select one individual, then click the map icon in the toolbar and select Map Places for <individual>. Once the map window is open, click the Records button in the map window then in the Select Records box either use Add using Query (at bottom of box) or switch to the Named Lists tab and select the list you want.

If you want to map a group of places, you need to select them in the records window first, then use Map Locations of Selected Place records.
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Re: How can I map individuals from a Named List?

Postby PeterR » 07 Jan 2018 18:39

As I said earlier, you can select one or more Individuals in your Result Set, e.g. by dragging with mouse, and then click on Map Places for Selected Individuals.
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Re: How can I map individuals from a Named List?

Postby ampt » 09 Jan 2018 15:53

Thank you. It all starts to make sense. Learning curve :D

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Re: How can I map individuals from a Named List?

Postby Paulinelp » 16 Jan 2018 21:33

I had never tried this feature but when I saw this thread I decided to give it a try. Can anyone explain why it has put Sittingbourne, Kent in Alaska and Bethnal Green in Ohio - not all of them, just the odd one. What do I need to do to make it work properly? This could be really useful.
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Re: How can I map individuals from a Named List?

Postby tatewise » 16 Jan 2018 22:30

Pauline, are you sure the Place names really are what you think?

If you click on the marker in the map what place name does it show?

That it gets just the odd one wrong suggests they aren't actually Sittingbourne, Kent or Bethnal Green that both map OK for me.

To ensure mapping has the best chance to get the correct co-ordinates you should always supply town, county, country.
e.g.
Sittingbourne, Kent, UK or perhaps England
Bethnal Green, London, UK or perhaps England

One thing to check is that your PC Region is set correctly.
In Windows 10 use Start > Settings > Time & Language > Region & Language and check it says United Kingdom.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history.

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Re: How can I map individuals from a Named List?

Postby Paulinelp » 17 Jan 2018 22:28

Hi Mike,
I've just tried it with a few selected places to see what would happen. Some of the early entries into the database, particularly those which have been through a couple of changes of programme, don't have the country on the end of the place. They all turned up in the USA. The others have mapped properly. I've been gradually working my way through the database improving the recording of place names but it's pretty low priority really. Perhaps I just won't use the map for the time being.
The computer settings are correct.
All the best,
Pauline


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