Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

I do. I need a list of my direct-line ancestors only, no siblings or kids. Why?

A few months ago, I created a wiki at PBWorks where I can document my in-depth research on my direct-line ancestors. To be able to do this, I needed to create a report containing my direct-line ancestors only. No siblings, no kids, no in-laws. Just the direct line.

I started to populate my wiki, one name at a time, drawn from my RootsMagic database. By hand. One at a time. A slow and potentially mistake-ridden process.

So I have been trying to figure out how to create a RootsMagic report that would suffice. Couldn’t figure it out on my own, so I started to search the ‘Net. Didn’t take long to find Midge Frazel’s 3-part posting. Well-written with simple step-by-step instructions. Even some help from RootsMagic guru Bruce Buzbee!

Here’s part of my report, first a detailed list (click to enlarge):

Then an index of names:

Exactly what I needed! Thanks Midge and Bruce!


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