I think I understand that the use of the “primary” checkbox on event tags is to promote that event over similar event tags in certain reports, but I have two questions related to it.
what reports, besides pedigree, might be affected by this setting?
Other than specifically opening an individual event, is there any way in the person view to tell if an event is marked as Primary (without opening the event)?
With regard to the 2nd question, I’m having the problem that for many of my birth, death, and marriage records, I forgot to check the “primary” box. As a result, certain correct dates and spouses are not showing in my pedigree.
What I’m hoping is, that like my prior genalogy software package TMG, there is a way to show an asterisk (or some other indicator) next to primary events in the people view’s list of events so that it is obvious which is primary. Bolding, underlining or color marking primary tags would also work.
Also, I’m a little surprised the checkbox doesn’t default to checked on the entry of the first event tag of a certain type for a person, and then prompt you on subsequent entries of the tag type as to whether they should be made primary instead. That approach worked pretty effectively in TMG.