Stores and displays the people as you move around your databases. Click on a person to jump to them, regardless of the database they are in. You can see the history list in the History dialog or in the main menu or in the sidebar. Using Preferences you can tweak how the history list is maintained, even changing how many items are kept. It supports GenBases that are linked by showing a View Individual dialog so you can, for example, choose to see the person on a new view.

In Preferences tabsheet History | Bookmarks you determine if you want to collect history data by checking 'Collect History data'.

History preferences

History Events occur when you see a new focus person in the Main View or choose a new focus person for a report. If a person is chosen who was the last person added to the history list then that person is not added to the list. (If the person was added to the list then there would be the same person repeated.) You can choose to vary the number of events in the history list by changing the "Maximum size of list".

The following graphic shows the History tab in the Views bar. The last person in the History list is seen at the top - Gertrude May Keipert in GenBase Keipert. The person added before that is Johannes Keipert of the same GenBase. He is seen directly underneath Gertrude May Keipert. Click on any person to jump to them.

History - views bar

Menu Options | History is another representation of the History list. Click on the person's row and then click OK or double click on the person's row to jump to that person. You can delete a person from the History list by firstly clicking on the person's row then clicking the Delete button.

History dialog

After choosing the person from the History list you will see the View Individual dialog. The default is always Use open GenBase. If you want you can choose - Open new instance of GenBase. In this case another screen will open. If you want you can choose - Do not show this dialog again. You can make the dialog reappear in Preferences. (Choose Restore 'View Individual' Dialog.)

History - view individual

As the History list stores people from any GenBase it is easy to jump to anyone anywhere.


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