The tandem person browse mode displays information about two persons. Its main use it to support the person merging operation. The top two panels show two persons in the format used in the person and list mode displays. The bottom panel gives the menu of available commands. For example:
person: Thomas Trask WETMORE Sr (25) born: 13 March 1866, St. Mary's Bay, Digby, Nova Scotia died: 17 February 1947, New London, New London, Connecticut father: Daniel Lorenzo WETMORE, b. 1821, N.S., d. 1903, Conn. (48) mother: Mary Ann DOTY, b. 1824, N.S., d. 1897, Conn. (59) spouse: Margaret Ellen KANEEN, b. 1855, Eng., d. 1900, Conn. (26) ______________________________________________________________________ person: Thomas Trask WETMORE IV (1) born: 18 December 1949, New London, New London, Connecticut died: father: Thomas Trask WETMORE III, b. 1925, Conn. (6) mother: Joan Marie HANCOCK, b. 1928, Conn. (7) spouse: Luann Frances GRENDA, m. 1970, N.Y. (2) ______________________________________________________________________ Please choose an operation: e Edit top person s Browse top spouse/s a Add family t Browse to top c Browse top children j Merge bottom to top f Browse top father b Browse to persons x Switch top/bottom m Browse top mother d Copy top to bottom q Return to main menu ______________________________________________________________________ LifeLines - Two Person Browse Mode
Edit the top person's record. LifeLines writes the record to a file, and puts you in the screen editor to edit the file. When you return from the editor, LifeLines asks you to confirm the update; the person is changed only if you do so.
Switch to the person display with the top person as current person.
Replace the top person with his/her father.
Replace the top person with his/her mother.
Replace the the top person with his/her spouse. If the person has more than one spouse, LifeLines asks you to identify one.
Replace the top person with one of his/her children. If the person has more than one child, LifeLines asks you to identify the one.
Browse to a new person or list of persons. LifeLines asks you to identify a new person or persons by name, key or list name, and then does as described in the section on identifying a person.
Copy the top person into the bottom person. A new person is not created; the same person is displayed twice.
Create a new family record; LifeLines assumes the two displayed persons are to become the spouses/parents in the new family; they must be of opposite sex.
Merge the bottom person into the top person. LifeLines combines the two person records and places you in the screen editor to edit the combined record. When you are done, if you confirm the operation, LifeLines removes the bottom person from the database, and the top person is given the combined record. See the section on merging.
Swap the two persons in the display.
Return to the LifeLines main menu.