LifeLines Report Programs
Here are some of the report programs I've written for the LifeLines Genealogical DB and Programming System by Thomas T. Wetmore.
- This program generates
an Ahnenliste (German ancestral report). You may want to edit the resulting
output to combine some of the related lines with same or similar surnames
and to sort the list of ancestors with no surname.
- This simple program gives
you some basic statistics about your database, including numbers of
individuals, families, numbers of unique surnames and given names,
and number and distribution across centuries of birth, baptism, marriage,
death, and burial events. This is one of my earliest LifeLines programs,
and has perhaps the greatest gap in time between versions 1 and 2 of
any program I have written (over 20 years).
- This program prints out
a descendants report, assigning a d'Aboville, Henry, modified Henry,
modern Henry, Meurgey de Tupigny, de Villiers/Pama code, or a
generation index to the individuals. The chosen ancestor, and all of
his/her spouses, descendants, and descendants' spouses, either in male
or female descendance lines or all lines, are included in the report.
This LifeLines report program generates a text file that lists people
who may be in the Find A Grave database but are not yet sourced as
such. It searches for the string "Find A Grave" or FINDAGRAVE in
their source references to indicate that a Find A Grave entry has
already been found. If not, then The program guesses birth and death
years as needed and outputs a line about that person.
- This program scans your
database, or descendants of chosen progenitors therein, and for those
individuals who do not have sources referencing the U.S. Social
Security Death Index (SSDI), it writes one line to an output report.
A text report can be generated, or a web page with buttons to search
one or more online databases for SSDI information. If a single
database is selected, the generated web page uses conventional HTML
usable in a basic web browser. If the user selects the simultaneous
database to be searched individually or all to be searched
simultaneously. In this case, the user may also dynamically alter the
precision of the birth and death year ranges used for database search.
- This program generates a text file
that lists exceptions to assertions or checks about the database. These
checks help you find errors in the database. They include checks on
individuals, families, and events. Run the program once to produce lots
of output, then fix your database as needed, then run the program again
to produce a reference output that you consider correct, acceptable, or
unfixable. Thereafter, run the program as needed and compare with the
reference output (using diff) to find new potential problems.
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