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Grouping Surnames

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How do I group similar surnames?
<code>From: Dave Scheipers - 2019-03-20 20:33:51</code>
I do not know how many users take advantage of the “Group As” Gramps' '''Group As''' surnameoverride found in the '''Name Editor'''. It is probably a small minority.
But I have been configuring certain names to take advantage of thecapability.
{{man tip|1=Accessing the Name Editor|2=Names are an Attribute of a Person. The advanced features are accessed from the Names tab while editing a Person.
*Select the Names tab, select a Name &amp; press {{Man key press|CTRL|Enter}} (or double-click) to open the {{man label|[[Gramps_5.0_Wiki_Manual_-_Entering_and_editing_data:_detailed_-_part_3#Name_Editor|Name Editor]]}} dialog.}}
== Leveraging the '''Group As''' feature ==
[[File:NameEditor-dialog-example-50.png|thumb|450px|right|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Name Editor - Dialog - example]]
For those not familiar with the function, surnames like “Clark” and
“Clarke” can be grouped in the Grouped People view under a single
grouping. I chose to bring the names together under “Clark”. With the
Display name starting with the given name, this brings together every
record regardless of the spelling of the name “Clark”, The names of
“John Clark” are seen together with the names “John Clarke”.
For those not familiar with the function, surnames like “Clark” and “Clarke” can be grouped in the Grouped People view under a single grouping. I chose to bring the names together under “Clark”. With the Display name starting with the given name, this brings together every record regardless of the spelling of the name “Clark”, The names of “John Clark” are seen together with the names “John Clarke”.
In the reports I use most when sharing with relatives, the Narrated
and Dynamic Web, navigation by Surname or Individuals utilizes this
grouping and all the Clark and Clarke individuals are grouped
together. But the Surname heading was just the one name used in the
grouping, “Clark”.
In the reports that I use most when sharing with relatives (the [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_-_Reports_-_part_7#Narrated_Web_Site|Narrated]] and [[DynamicWeb_report|Dynamic Web]]), navigation by Surname or Individuals utilizes this grouping and all the Clark and Clarke individuals are grouped together. But the Surname heading was just the one name used in the grouping, “Clark”.
 Then I had a revelation. There is no need to use just one or the othername to group together. So instead of just setting the override forthe “Clarke” records to “Clark”, I have now started to set bothoverrides, Clark and Clarke to “Clark (Clarke)”. McDonald andMacDonald are now grouped as “McDonald (MacDonald)”, etc.
And these settings carry over into the two web reports.
== Finding all the '''Group As''' Persons ==
Next, I needed to find all the Group As modifications that I had already made
before this ''Aha! moment''.
Now I need did an [[Generate_XML#Generating_XML|un-compressed XML backup]] to all explore for what Gramps was doing with the information. All globally changed ''Group As modifications '' entries are stored at the end of the file in a nice compact list. This makes it easy to find the records that I had already madebefore this ''Aha! moment''done.
== See also ==
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