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  • #3406

    Something that I’ve questioned for ages: instead of advance search of dates to be +/-, can it not be Boolean? So I’d like to say find all birthdays/death/marriage on or after 01 Jan 19XX (with PLAC criteria) or after 01 Jan 19xx and before 31 Dec 19xx.

    Currently I have to do this in steps that means overlapping years or including results that don’t fit my desired criteria. One good purpose is when I’m using vital statistic records, they’re set to public access by different dates, annually increased by one year. Could use to find census dates too.

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  • #3407

    instead of advance search of dates to be +/-, can it not be Boolean?

    Short answer – probably possible, but definitely not easily. It is complicated due to our multi-cultural date feature (gregorian, julian, jewish, hijri, roman, french, jalali) both on input and output formatting. With some there can be over-laps at certain dates as well (e.g. the transition from gregorian to julian).

    Where you see boolean dates available on search forms (other software) you are usually forced to be very precise about the format for date entry (e.g. mm/dd/yyyy = 01/12/1901 and NO exceptions). That really doesn’t work in our multi-lingual / multi-cultural environment too well.

    What would be easy and might help slightly is to give you a wider range of +/- options. Perhaps add +/- 20 and +/- 50 yrs ? The latter would give you a full century.

    Nigel
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  • #3409

    Okay, I think you’re saying that if kiwitrees was English only, strict date entry used, it’s possible. That part I wasn’t sure before.

    Was hoping to reduce overage searches. When I want births before 1916 (cutoff for Ontario), +/- 10 gives me up to 1926. Going higher just takes more searching and produces more unwanted results. Of course, searches for other provinces/countries differs based on release date laws.

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  • #3410

    Okay, I think you’re saying that if kiwitrees was English only, strict date entry used, it’s possible.

    Actually not even that – you would probably want “mm/dd/yyyy” but I and all my English-speaking friends would prefer “dd/mm/yyyy” 🙂

    Was hoping to reduce overage searches. When I want births before 1916 (cutoff for Ontario), +/- 10 gives me up to 1926.

    Try entering 1906 +/- 10. (or 1911 +/- 5). That cuts your list down to 1916.

    Nigel
    My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
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