I am trying to write a sentence for an Anniversary Fact Type.
I have the following that works except the wife’s name is her maiden name. I would like to have the sentence read with her married name.
[couple] <#Couple#> celebrated their anniversary < [Date]>< [PlaceDetails]>< [Place]>< [Person:Age]>
Unfortunately, RootsMagic has never allowed a particular name to be associated with a particular fact/event. So to get the result you want, you have to go through some gyrations to use the husband’s surname. But then for the sentence to work for both the husband and the wife, you must also customize the sentence to be different depending on which person is the principal person, the male or the female.
Here is a sentence that should work in most cases:
<%Person%[Person:Given] and [Spouse:Given] ([Spouse:Surname]) [Person:Surname]<, [Person:Suffix]>|[Spouse:Given] and [Person:Given] ([Person:Surname]) [Spouse:Surname]<, [Spouse:Suffix]>> celebrated <[Desc]> <[Date]>< [PlaceDetails]>< [Place]>.
If you don’t want the wife’s maiden name to appear, you can omit the “([Spouse:Surname])” and “([Person:Surname])” parts of this sentence. Note that the anniversary being celebrated must be entered in the Desc field, for example, “their 50th wedding anniversary”.
Thank you so much for your example. It works just the way I wanted it to, I did have the 50th Anniversary in Desc field. That I figured out from other events.
It’s easier for me to use parts of an existing example than trying to figure out the fields from scratch. I can now use these fields in other sentences.