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Needs Gender to be Automatically Asked
« on: March 04, 2018, 09:28:43 »
I first used Ancestris to make a tree going back from me. Then I made one going down from an ancestor in the nineteenth century. I had filled in more than a hundred people when I somehow found out that everyone had been added as male. I tried to change the females to female but the marriages that I then added were all wrong and the surnames in marriages weren't right. I think you need a feature that forces the user to put in a gender before filling in any information about a person.


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Re: Needs Gender to be Automatically Asked
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2018, 09:40:32 »
Hello,
The gender of a person, is not a mandatory information according to the gedcom specifications, so it's not mandatory to have a gender associated to an individual.
n @XREF:INDI@   INDI {1:1}
    +1 RESN <RESTRICTION_NOTICE>  {0:1}
    +1 <<PERSONAL_NAME_STRUCTURE>>  {0:M}
    +1 SEX <SEX_VALUE>   {0:1}

 Beside of that, it's not time consuming to click on male, female or unknown when you create an individual. I would not support such a feature at least for the gedcom editor. Francois
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Re: Needs Gender to be Automatically Asked
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2018, 11:12:46 »
But then you get the problem I mention where later the unions get in a complete mess.