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Overview

The Private Section contains properties that determine whether people are marked "private" in the GEDCOM file.

When a person is marked private:

  • The primary name is included in the GEDCOM file subject to the Private Names property described below.
  • All non-primary names are suppressed.
  • All events are suppressed.
  • Primary relationships are included in the GEDCOM file so that a person marked private will be linked as the parent or child of another person.

Living People Private

When Living People Private is checked, living people will be marked private.

When Living People Private is checked, living people do not have to pass the Private Filter to be marked private. Any person with Living=? or Living=Y will be marked private and the Private Filter will not be evaluated for those people.

Private Filter

Use the Private Filter property to select people you want to treat as private. You may use the Private Filter in addition to the Living People Private property or as a replacement for it.

The Private Filter property is applied after the Living People Private property. If a person is marked private by the Living People Private property, the Private Filter property is not evaluated and the person is marked private even if he or she would not have passed the Private Filter.

For more information about filters, see the Filters page.

Private Names

When a person is marked private, the Private Names property determines the contents of the GEDCOM NAME record for the person. There are three choices:

  • Private – The NAME record will have a given name of "Private" and an empty surname. This is the default.
  • Private <surname> – The NAME record will have a given name of "Private" and the person's primary surname.
  • Primary Name – The NAME record will have the person's primary name.

Living and Deceased

Some logic in TMG to GEDCOM depends on whether a person is living or deceased. The sole determinant is TMG's Living flag. If the Living flag is set to "N", the person is considered deceased. If the Living flag is set to any other value, including "Y" or "?", the person is considered living.

Counts

The TMG to GEDCOM log file includes a section that indicates how many people were included, excluded, marked private, etc.

Example counts:

           People - Total:   29,739
        Excluded - Living:        0
        Excluded - Filter:   29,537
         Excluded - Total:   29,537
        People - Included:      202
         Limited - Living:   10,871
         Limited - Filter:    3,989
People - Included Limited:      200
Count Description
People - Total The total number of person records in the selected dataset of the TMG project.
Excluded - Living The number of people that were excluded because the person is living.

This will be zero if People.Exclude Living People is unchecked.

Excluded - Filter The number of people that were excluded because the person did not pass the People.Person Filter.

This count omits people who are already excluded because they are living and People.Exclude Living People is checked. TMG to GEDCOM does not evaluate the People.Person Filter for people who are already excluded via the People.Exclude Living People checkbox.

People - Included The number of people from the selected dataset of the TMG project that will have an INDI record in the GEDCOM file.
Limited - Living The number of people that were marked private because the person is living.

This will be zero if People.Living People Private is unchecked.

This count may be greater than the number of people included.

Limited - Filter The number of people that were marked private because the person passed the Private.Private Filter.

This count omits people who are already marked private because they are living and Private.Living People Private is checked. TMG to GEDCOM does not evaluate the Private.Private Filter for people who are already marked private via the Private.Living People Private checkbox.

This count may be greater than the number of people included.

People - Included Limited The number of people that were marked private and were written to the GEDCOM file.
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