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  • #6255

    I want to make a copy of a residence record, when i click on the icon, the record is copied to the clipboard.
    When I want to “add from clipboard” , the add from clipboard function does not appear.
    Tried with a birth record, no problem.
    Working with kiwitrees 3.2.1

  • #6259

    After you have saved to the clipboard, are you then visiting a new individual? If staying on the same individual you will need to refresh the screen.

    I have just tried it on my site and it works OK.

    The code for all is in a single place, so there is no logical reason I can think of yet why it would work for birth and not residence.

    The other possibility I might guess at is that you are looking to copy from the clipboard to a family record. This is not possible. Clipboard can only work between individuals.

    My personal kiwitrees site is
  • #6262

    I tried to copy from a family to a person, so that not working.
    But the residence was not shown at the records of the children of that family.
    Must I make a record of that residence in a persons record, and than copy to his wife and all the children?


  • #6263

    Yes, I suspected that would be the problem.

    Residence is a complex item because the GEDCOM specification allows it to be used in either family or individual records. That makes using it complex, and programming for it even harder.

    Also, the clipboard function can only work within it’s own control space. So copy / paste for indi to indii; or from fam to fam, but you can’t mix the two.

    When you enter any data to the family record it can / will only be displayed on the husband and wife pages (as well as the family page). This applies to residence, census etc. It would often be incorrect to automatically display such records on children, as they might not actually have been there for that particular event.

    So you have to think about who needs a copy of it before you enter the data.

    If it is only the husband and wife at the address, then you can certainly use the family record, but you don’t have to.
    If children are also living there you can do either:

    1. Enter the event on the family record (so displaying it for parents), then visit one of the parents. Copy to clipboard and visit each child to paste to their record.
    2. Enter the event to one of the parents as an individual, then copy / paste it to wife and children individually.

    I have used both, but find myself most often using 2. as it is much cleaner. But that’s a personal choice.

    My personal kiwitrees site is
  • #6264

    Thanks for the explanation..


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