is the window that is displayed when you first start the program.
This will allow you to specify the options to be used to create the
report. When you select the 'Find' button, the inputs will be
validated. When the inputs pass all of the validations, they will be
saved in a file and used the next time the input window is displayed.
the input window, you specify which Legacy file that you want to use
for the reports. You can browse for the Legacy File. The existence
of this file will be verified and if not found, you will be required
to specify an existing file before continuing.
If you use the 'Browse' button, the events in the 'Events to Match'
box will be set to the first two events found in the Legacy File.
This has to be done since you have the ability to add events and this
ensures that the listed events exist in the new file.
Events to Match
the events that you want to match. The first will be searched for.
If one is found for an individual, the program will determine if the
second exists for the same individual for the same year.
specified events must be different.
Who to Analyze
can specify which individuals in your Legacy File to be analyzed. By
selecting the 'All individuals' button, all individuals in the Legacy
File will be analyzed. In Legacy, you can tag individuals. The Tag
1, Tag 2, and Tag 3 buttons will limit the analysis to those
individuals tagged in Legacy with 1, 2 or 3 tags respectively. This
could allow you to limit the analysis to a single geographic region
such as a state or two. You could also tag all of the ancestors of an
individual and have the Event Matcher program analyze them.
following are the options that can be selected on the input window:
By years - Specify the
years that the program will analyze. Only the events between the
Start and End Year inclusive will be analyzed. An example for using
this option is the census-occupation event match. In the US, the
census started in 1780 but occupations weren't listed until the 1850
census. Specifying a 1850 start year and 2000 end year would be good
for a US Census analysis.
By age - You can
specify that the match only happen for individuals between the ages
(inclusive) specified. This would allow you to eliminate those too
young or too old to work. If they are younger than the 'Youngest' or
older than 'Oldest' at the time of the event, the event will be moved
to the 'Age Excluded' report.
- By gender - You can
specify which gender should be included in the analysis. This could
allow you to eliminate females since many have 'Keeping house' listed
as their occupation if they have anything. If you eliminate a gender,
those events will be moved to the 'Gender Excluded' report.
a file name that will be used to store user exclusions. You do not
need to create the file. The program will create it if it doesn't
exist and there are exclusions.
The exclusion file is used
to store the years that you want to exclude for an individual. You
may need to exclude individuals because the corresponding event may
not exist. An example is for the census - occupation match. The
occupation was not always listed so you will have a census event but
no occupation one. By excluding the individual, that year will be
moved from the 'No Matches' report to the 'User excluded'
You may have more that one exclusion file for a single
Legacy File. If you use the Event Matcher program to report
different event matches, you should have exclusion files for each
pair. You might consider naming your files so you know which match to
use it with. An example for a census-occupation exclusion file is
If the exclusion
file you specify does not exist, it will be created if you create any
exclusions. You will be asked when you press the 'Analyze' button if
that is what you want. This is to ensure that you did not
accidentally mis-type the file name. This warning can be eliminated
by checking the "Don't warn if file does not exist"
You can place the exclusion files anywhere you want on
your system. It is recommended that you place it in the same folder
as your Legacy File since the 'browse' button will open that folder
up as your starting point for finding a file.
If you do not
specify a path for the file, it will be created/opened from the same
folder that this program is executed from.
following buttons are on the input window:
- Help - Display the Help
About - Information
about Event Matcher.
- Quit - Exit Event Matcher (inputs not
- Analyze - Find the
requested individuals (inputs saved)