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Family History Multi-Project Person Index

Post by grahame_matthews » 08 Oct 2021 17:42

I carry out my research by way of Seperate Trees and therefore only have a persons index for the persons in that Tree.Is there any way I am able to produce a master index for all the seperate Trees
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Re: Family History Multi-Project Person Index

Post by Valkrider » 08 Oct 2021 17:59

One way would be to do a csv export using a query from each tree and then combine the CSV's in Excel or similar.
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Re: Family History Multi-Project Person Index

Post by tatewise » 08 Oct 2021 20:33

I have moved this to the FH General Usage Forum as it is not (yet) a New Wish List Request.

Presumably, by Separate Trees, you are talking about separate Projects?

An alternative technique would involve a Plugin that interrogated all the GEDCOM files.

Grahame, what exactly would you want to be listed in such an index?
Clearly, the name of each person, and their Record Id with the Project name, but what else?

Do the same people sometimes exist in more than one Project Tree?
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Re: Family History Multi-Project Person Index

Post by grahame_matthews » 09 Oct 2021 11:39

My Trees are all seperate projects and I have for sometime had a seperate CSV file but it is somewhat tedious having to prepare the seperate index.I would like a Master Index to include the Date and place of Birth.My CSV File also includes the string name which identifies the relevant Tree but this may be more difficult to include in an Index which is automatically ceated by FH.If a name appears twice in the Index it would probably indicate that a merger of 2 Trees is required.How do I put my request in the Wish List for a later version of FH.

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Re: Family History Multi-Project Person Index

Post by tatewise » 09 Oct 2021 12:52

If a workable solution is not forthcoming, then this posting can be moved back to the New Wish List Request forum and a Wish List item created, but this is a very niche request so don't expect CP to implement it quickly.

Let me look at a Plugin solution...
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Re: Family History Multi-Project Person Index

Post by grahame_matthews » 09 Oct 2021 15:50

Thanks for your help -I await to hear about a plugin

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Re: Family History Multi-Project Person Index

Post by E Wilcock » 10 Oct 2021 16:16

I would very much like to be able to search for a person name across several fh projects.

Because fh uses text files, it is possible to use the Windows 10 search but it seems to take a very long time.
I tend to give up and check the projects themselves.

I have three place projects (based on census location) plus a fourth for anyone left over. I occasionally find someone who is in 2 projects, a duplicate, and in this case I leave the name entry with a cross reference to the Project where the data is entered.
I would not want a complex excel export and comparison as I am adding new names almost daily.

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Re: Family History Multi-Project Person Index

Post by tatewise » 11 Oct 2021 10:54

I have a prototype plugin that produces a multi-project index for you to try. It only runs in FH v7.0.
It creates a Result Set with four columns as shown below.
  1. Rec Id = Project identification letter and Individual record id number
  2. Name = Name of Individual or a Project name
  3. Birth Date = Date of birth of Individual
  4. Birth Place = Place of birth of Individual
Click on any column heading to sort into order.

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Attachment Multi-Project Person Index plugin Version 0.1 Date 11 Oct 2021.
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Re: Family History Multi-Project Person Index

Post by tatewise » 12 Oct 2021 21:08

Here is a revised Multi-Project Person Index plugin Version 0.2 Date 12 Oct 2021.

It fixes some minor mistakes I spotted and trials an improved variant of a library function.
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Re: Family History Multi-Project Person Index

Post by grahame_matthews » 15 Oct 2021 13:03

Thanks Mike,This plug in is really useful and you should publicise it more -I suggest that you notify The Guild of One Name studies of the availability of this plug In for Family Historian Users.Regards,Grahame Matthews

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Re: Family History Multi-Project Person Index

Post by tatewise » 15 Oct 2021 13:28

Thank you Grahame.
If you are familiar with the 'Guild of One-Name Studies' then may I suggest you publicise the Plugin there.
You probably understand its benefits to such users better than I do.

It will remain available here for anybody to download. They don't even have to join the FHUG.
If it gets popular enough then I will publish it in the Plugin Store.

I'm surprised there has been no response from the others who have downloaded the plugin.
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Re: Family History Multi-Project Person Index

Post by Mark1834 » 15 Oct 2021 18:37

tatewise wrote:
15 Oct 2021 13:28
I'm surprised there has been no response from the others who have downloaded the plugin.
I’m not. It’s a simple plugin written by an experienced author, so unlikely to have any glaring flaws. In my experience, folks who request a plugin and work with the author to develop it are highly appreciative, but comments from later users are relatively rare, and so far there are only a handful of downloads.

I don’t know what the optimum balance is. Occasional thanks keeps authors motivated, but too much makes threads boring and repetitive...
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Re: Family History Multi-Project Person Index

Post by E Wilcock » 16 Oct 2021 08:53

Dont be cross.
Mike is my hero on fh and yes I need to download it.
But yesterday I started going through a list of 5097 people deported by the Nazis from Baden to Gurs concentration camp.
And I just didnt have a second to spare.

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