Setting the Preferred Spouse in Reunion 9

Tired of having to switch spouses after navigating to a family card for a relative with multiple spouses? Well, you’re in luck. The spouse you want displayed by default can be configured quite easily in genealogy software, Reunion for Mac.

In this video from the MacGenealogist Archives, Setting the Preferred Spouse in the Reunion for Macintosh Genealogy Software, I show you how it’s done.

How to Order a Spouse

No, this isn’t about telling your spouse what to do, or even obtaining a new partner via mail-order; it’s about how to change the order of spouses in the genealogy software, Reunion 9 for Mac.

Putting spouses in the correct order—ascending order of marriage—improves consistency of the spouse popup menu and prevents a problem in lists: when a record for a woman with multiple husbands is in a list that includes the married name field, and the married name fact is not populated, the most recent husband’s surname is used for the woman’s. Okay, that explanation is a great example of how trying to teach with the written word isn’t as effective as a demonstration. It’s actually quite simple when you see it.

Watch this video from the MacGenealogist Archives, How to Change the Order Spouses in the Reunion for Macintosh Genealogy Software, so you can change the order of spouses in Reunion 9 for Mac and clear up any confusion I may have caused by my description of the potential problem with lists.

P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Mailing Address List and Report in Reunion 9 for Mac

How would you like to know how to create lists of contact information (mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses. etc.) for people in your genealogy software, Reunion 9 for Mac family file? Do you want to create mailing labels or do a mail merge from the same data? Well you can thanks to the mailing address list functionality in Reunion 9 for Mac.

In this video from the MacGenealogist Archives, I delve into each button, setting, and field of the mailing address list and report windows in Reunion 9 for Mac, Mailing Address Lists and Reports in the Reunion for Macintosh Genealogy Software.

Mailing Addresses in Reunion 9 for Mac

Reunion 9 for Mac can store contact information for people in your family files. Mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and web addresses can be stored for individuals and families. Contact lists can be generated and the information can be included in reports such as a family group sheet. You can even copy the information into and out of Reunion for use in other software.

I demonstrate all this and more in this video from the MacGenealogist Archives, Storing and Using Mailing Addresses in the Reunion for Macintosh Genealogy Software.