SNGF: Problem List Report

SNGF: Problem List Report

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Randy Seaver’s got a new challenge for us for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.   Run the problem list report from my genealogy software and then report on it.

I use RootsMagic 3.2.2.  The Problem List Report can be found under Tools>Problem Search>Problem List.  Selecting the Problem List brings up a screen where I can modify which type of problems to look for.  I’ve left the list as is.

First, the Jones Jackson database.  There are 19 problems out of 709 individuals:

Residence after death = 1

101 years old when died = 1

106 years old when died = 1

Born after Father’s death = 6

Unknown sex = 7

Parents married after person’s birth = 2

Mother 10 years old when person was born = 1

Death after Burial = 1

Some of these errors are most likely typos.  However, I can confirm that the person who was 101 at death and the other at 106 at death are in fact true.  One of the children born after their Father’s death is true (he was killed int he 1906 earthquake.  She was born two months later.)  Death after burial is a bit tricky!

Now let’s see what kinds I have in my largest database, the Pacheco de Braga database.  There are 7,870 individuals in this database.  There were 56 errors in this report.  I’m going to have to take a closer look because it appears that an error may have occured during compilation.  Some folks are listed multiple times for the same offense, so to speak.

I loaded this one into MS Works Spreadsheet so I wouldn’t have to count lines.  Here are the problems:

12 years old when married = 1

13 years old when married = 1

142 years old when died = 1

4 years old when married = 1

Born after marriage = 2

Born after Mother’s death = 6

Born after residence = 3

Father 0 years old when person born = 1

Father 10 years old when person born = 1

Father 12 years old when person born = 1

Married after death = 1

Mother 2 years old when born = 1

Mother 13 years old when born = 1

Mother 51 years old when born = 1

Mother born after person’s birth = 1

Occupation after death = 1

Parents married after person’s birth = 15

Residence after death = 7

Unknown sex = 10

More typos, probably some “circa” dates messing with the report, and I have a few people haunting their former homes.  It will be interesting to see if I have ready solutions for most of these problems.

And now my last database:  Lassalle-Mazeres.  This is my smallest database so the errors should be at a minimum.  There are 599 people in this database.  There are 28 problems in this database.

4 years old when married = 1

6 years old when married = 1

13 years old when married = 1

1940 years old when married =1 (now, that’s a problem!)

Born after death = 1

Born after Father’s death = 1

Born after Mother’s death = 4

Father 2 years old when person born = 1

Father 8 years old when person born = 1

Father 12 years old when person born = 1

Father 13 years old when person born = 1

Mother 11 years old when person born = 1

Mother 13 years old when person born = 1

Mother 51 years old when person born = 1

Mother 54 years old when person born = 1

Mother 1932 years old when person born = 1

Mother 1941 years old when person born = 1

Parent’s married after person’s birth = 5

Residence after death = 1

Unknown sex = 1

I clearly have some whoppers in this database!  Unless I am related to Methuselah, I’ve made some pretty good typos along the way.

It looks like I have my work cut out for me.  I know some of these things are the result of arthritic fingers and a wandering mind.  Others might be explained by the “circa” dates or using date ranges.  Still others are obvious errors which I will have to resolve.

A genealogist’s work is never done!

 

 

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