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Children not displayed in order of birth date
« on: April 22, 2019, 07:53:46 »
Hello
I hope this is not an "old question" ...

The problem is that in my current project, the Ancestris dynamic tree does not display children in the order of birth date.
The gedcom was created by getmyancestors.py which downloads data from the Family Search site.
The gedcom version is 5.5.I have checked the gedcom data - I can't see any obvious problems ...

Is there maybe some setting I can adjust?
Thanks

Manjaro Linux, Ancestris daily version, java 1.8.0_212

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Re: Children not displayed in order of birth date
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 08:05:30 »
Hi,

Did you check that all the children have a birth date ?

Zurga

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Re: Children not displayed in order of birth date
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2019, 23:53:23 »
Yes, the dates all look OK - maybe there is an issue with date format?
The birth dates in the gedcom look like this (other data removed)

0 @I5@ INDI
1 NAME John William Walter /Archer/
1 BIRT
2 DATE 26 July 1852

0 @I6@ INDI
1 NAME Thomas William /Archer/
1 BIRT
2 DATE 26 August 1856

0 @I8@ INDI
1 NAME George Erick/Archer/
1 BIRT
2 DATE 1849

0 @I9@ INDI
1 NAME Sarah /Archer/
1 BIRT
2 DATE September 1846

0 @I12@ INDI
1 NAME Cornelius /Archer/
1 BIRT
2 DATE 4 July 1853

0 @I13@ INDI
1 NAME Edward Sylvester /Archer/
1 BIRT
2 DATE 26 July 1855

Screenshot of the Ancestris tree attached

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Re : Children not displayed in order of birth date
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 18:41:49 »
I have something really obvious when I take the exact value you display :

Invalid values
 
I12
Archer, Cornelius (°4 July 1853 +)  INDI:BIRT:DATE doesnt contain a valid value
I13
Archer, Edward Sylvester (°26 July 1855 +) INDI:BIRT:DATE doesnt contain a valid value
I5
Archer, John William Walter (°26 July 1852 +) INDI:BIRT:DATE doesnt contain a valid value
I6
Archer, Thomas William (°26 August 1856 +) INDI:BIRT:DATE doesnt contain a valid value
I9
Archer, Sarah (°September 1846 +) INDI:BIRT:DATE doesnt contain a valid value

When I correct the date, the tree is in correct order after a redisplay.

Zurga
« Last Edit: April 23, 2019, 18:43:24 by Zurga »

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Re: Children not displayed in order of birth date
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2019, 04:48:28 »
Thanks Zurga - I get the same result as you ... now that I have figured out where to look ...
I am still finding my way around the UI

It is strange that Ancestris marks the dates as invalid - if I use the same gedcom with other softs, the dates are read OK
And the dates LOOK ok when viewing the gedcom in a text editor ...
I will try to find the origin of these invalid dates

Thanks for your help!

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Re : Children not displayed in order of birth date
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2019, 11:58:39 »
In the GEDCOM standard, the months have 3 letters each.
If you put the complete name of the month, the date is not valid.
Normally, in the GEDCOM Editor, you should see a yellow triangle for each not valid date.

Zurga

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Re : Children not displayed in order of birth date
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2019, 23:35:17 »
OK, thanks for that - makes it easy to fix - Steve