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Overview

The People Section contains properties that determine whether people are included in the output, and when included or excluded, what information about them is shown or hidden.

An included person has a person entry and his or her events are eligible to be shown on that page. An excluded person does not have a person entry and his or her events will only be shown if they are shared with an included person.

Properties

Exclude Living People

When Exclude Living People is checked, GedSite will not include living people as full members of the site: they will not have a person entry. Their names may or may not appear elsewhere in the output.

When Exclude Living People is unchecked, GedSite will include living people as full members of the site. The information shown may be limited to a subset of the information available based on the Limit Details for Living People property.

Limit Details for Living People

When Limit Details for Living People is checked, GedSite will omit most details for living people whether they are included or excluded but referenced in the person pages of deceased relatives.

When Limit Details for Living People is unchecked, GedSite will include more details for living people. Living people who have person entries will include all details including birth dates, etc. If you plan to publish the site on the web, it's usually best to leave this property checked.

Filter

Use the Filter property to select the people in the GEDCOM file that you want to include as full members of the site.

The Filter property is applied after the Exclude Living People property. If a person is excluded by the Exclude Living People property, the Filter property is not evaluated and the person is not included in the output even if he or she would have passed the Filter.

For more information about the Filter property, see the Filters page.

For Included Living

If living people are included in the output, and Limit Details for Living People is checked, the properties under the For Included Living heading controls which information is shown for the living person.

Show when Principal to BDB Event

If this Show when Principal to BDB Event is checked, GedSite will show the living person's name when the person is a principal to a birth, death, or burial event.

Show when Principal to Marriage

If this Show when Principal to Marriage is checked, GedSite will show the living person's name when the person is a principal to a marriage event.

Show when Principal to Other Event

If this Show when Principal to Other Event is checked, GedSite will show the living person's name when the person is a principal to an event other than a birth, marriage, death, or burial event.

Show when Witness to Event

If this Show when Witness to Event is checked, GedSite will show the living person's name when the person is a witness to an event.

Show when Parent

If this Show when Parent is checked, GedSite will show the living person's name when the person is mentioned as the parent of another person included in the site.

Show when Child

If this Show when Child is checked, GedSite will show the living person's name when the person is mentioned as the child of another person included in the site.

Show Primary Image

If this Show Primary Image is checked, GedSite will show the living person's primary image exhibit, if any, in the person's person entry. All other exhibits are suppressed.

For Excluded Unlimited

If people are excluded from the site, and those people are not subject to the Limit Details for Living People property because they are deceased or because Limit Details for Living People is unchecked, the properties under the For Excluded Unlimited heading controls which information is shown for those people.

Show when Principal to BDB Event

If this Show when Principal to BDB Event is checked, GedSite will show the person's name when the person is a principal to a birth, death, or burial event.

Show when Principal to Marriage

If this Show when Principal to Marriage is checked, GedSite will show the person's name when the person is a principal to a marriage event.

Show when Principal to Other Event

If this Show when Principal to Other Event is checked, GedSite will show the person's name when the person is a principal to an event that is an event other than a birth, marriage, death, or burial event.

Show when Witness to Event

If this Show when Witness to Event is checked, GedSite will show the person's name when the person is a witness to an event.

Show when Parent

If this Show when Parent is checked, GedSite will show the person's name when the person is mentioned as the parent of another person included in the site.

Show when Child

If this Show when Child is checked, GedSite will show the person's name when the person is mentioned as the child of another person included in the site.

For Excluded Living

If living people are excluded from the site, and those people are subject to the Limit Details for Living People property, the properties under the For Excluded Living heading controls which information is shown for those people.

Show when Principal to BDB Event

If this Show when Principal to BDB Event is checked, GedSite will show the living person's name when the person is a principal to a birth, death, or burial event.

Show when Principal to Marriage

If this Show when Principal to Marriage is checked, GedSite will show the living person's name when the person is a principal to a marriage event.

Show when Principal to Other Event

If this Show when Principal to Other Event is checked, GedSite will show the living person's name when the person is a principal to an event other than a birth, marriage, death, or burial event.

Show when Witness to Event

If this Show when Witness to Event is checked, GedSite will show the living person's name when the person is a witness to an event.

Show when Parent

If this Show when Parent is checked, GedSite will show the living person's name when the person is mentioned as the parent of another person included in the site.

Show when Child

If this Show when Child is checked, GedSite will show the living person's name when the person is mentioned as the child of another person included in the site.

Living People

GedSite evaluates the following criteria as it is reading the GEDCOM file to determine whether a person is living or not. People are assumed to be living unless one of the following criteria is met.

A person is...

  • Assumed not living if the person has a Death Group event. (DeathEvent)

    If the death event has no data except for the text "Y", e.g., "1 DEAT Y", the event is considered empty and is not included in the site. (EmptyDeathEvent)

  • Assumed not living if the person has an event before the "threshold year". The threshold is set to 100 years before the current year. (OtherEvent)

    For "about", "circa", and "say" dates, the threshold year is adjusted earlier by ten years.

  • Assumed not living if the person has an application-specific attribute that indicates the person is deceased. (Flag)
  • Assumed not living if the person has a spouse who has an event 30 years before the threshold. (SpouseEvent)

    The 30 year offset is intended to account for age mismatches between couples.

  • Assumed not living if the person has a descendant who has an event before the threshold year. (Descendant)
  • Assumed not living if the person has five or more generations of descendants. (Descendant)
  • Assumed not living if the person has an ancestor who has a birth event before an adjusted threshold where each generation going back subtracts 60 years from the threshold. (AncestorBirth)

When GedSite determines that a person is not living, it adds a code to the person's display in the Record Browser. The first line of text includes L= after the person's name and gender. L=Y means the person is living, L=N means the person is not living. GedSite adds a keyword after L=N to indicate the reason why the person is treated as not living. The keywords are shown in parentheses in the list above.

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