The Parent Section item in the Person Entry list controls where the Parent Section appears in the person entry and whether or not the title is shown.
If the Show Title checkbox is checked, the Parent Section will begin with a heading. The default value is checked.
The Person Prefix pull-down menu controls whether Gedcom Publisher inserts a value before parent names. The choices are:
|None||Gedcom Publisher will not add a prefix to the name.|
|Attribute||Gedcom Publisher will add a prefix using the value of the Attribute indicated by the Person Prefix Attribute property.|
|ID Number||Gedcom Publisher will add a prefix using the ID number of the person.|
|Sequence Number||Gedcom Publisher will add a prefix indicating the sequence number of the person in the book.|
|Manual||Gedcom Publisher will add a prefix using the value produced by the template you specify in the Person Prefix Template property.|
Person Prefix Attribute
The Person Prefix Attribute textbox is enabled when the Person Prefix property is set to "Attribute". You must enter the name of an Attribute. Attributes are imported from several source applications and Gedcom Publisher may also assign Attribute values.
You can explore Attribute names and values via the Record Browser.
For more information about Attributes, see the Attribute Person Entry Item.
Person Prefix Template
The Person Prefix Template textbox is enabled when the Person Prefix property is set to "Manual". You must enter a template that yields a value that you want to use as a prefix.
Why would you use a template you specify yourself? Here is one example.
If you set Person Prefix to "ID Number", Gedcom Publisher inserts the ID number of the person with a leading "#" and no commas in the number, for example, "#1234". If you prefer a different format, such as a different leading character or a number with a thousands separator, you can use a manual template. Here's a manual template value that will insert the person's ID number with a leading "
I" character and with a thousands separator in the ID number:
Note that commas in the format are replaced by the locale-appropriate thousands separator. The separator is a comma for US English but will be locale-appropriate based on the book Language value.
Gedcom Publisher assigns labels to parent relationships based on codes in the input data.
Gedcom Publisher supports the GEDCOM Pedigree Linkage Type record:
Unfortunately, that record sets a parent relationship label for both parents, and not one or the other. It also has only a small set of values (
Due to the limitations described above, several applications use custom records to describe other relationships, such as step children, and parent relationships that differ for the mother and father, for example, birth mother and step father.
Gedcom Publisher supports the following custom records written by several applications:
FAM.CHIL._FREL code FAM.CHIL._MREL code
_FRELlabels the relationship between the father and the child.
_MRELlabels the relationship between the mother and the child.
- The codes may be different, such as occurs when a step-father is married to the birth mother of a child.
- The application may write one, both, or neither of the records.
Several applications export
_MREL records including Family Tree Maker, Legacy, and RootsMagic. Family Historian will import
FAM.CHIL._MREL records but it does not export them.
Gedcom Publisher supports a custom record written by Family Historian that is similar to the standard
INDI.FAMC._PEDI code [(father)|(mother)]
The code may be one of the standard
PEDI codes as well as several others (
illegitimate). The value includes an optional suffix that indicates whether the code applies only to the father or only to the mother. Family Historian uses the standard
PEDI record for standard codes that apply to both parents, and uses its custom
_PEDI record for other cases.
INDI.FAMC._PEDI are written under the
INDI record whereas
_FREL are written under the
FAM record. The latter is more logical.
When reading a TMG project, Gedcom Publisher uses the name of the parent-child relationship tag to assign a code. The Aliases column in the table below includes TMG Tag Type names as aliases for the codes used in GEDCOM files.
If there is no parent relationship code in the input file, Gedcom Publisher uses the standard labels defined in the Person Entry Strings and Children Strings sections.
Users may customize the labels used in the book. See the Parent Relationship Strings section.
Gedcom Publisher ignores the relationship label when the code is "birth" and the relationship is primary.
Parent Relationship Codes
Gedcom Publisher recognizes the following parent relationship codes. Several codes found in some genealogy data are treated as aliases as shown in the table. The default labels for US English are shown in the labels columns.