Extra Info

Extra Info
Extra Info is a bit like Options in other programs. You can check which items you want and in some cases, what text to use.
The difference is that in Behold, you save these options into a Behold Organize file with all your other settings. Then every time you run that Behold Organize file, you'll always have the options you want, and you can lots of different sets of options
The default selections are shown above with checkmarks in the boxes for the selected items, and empty boxes for the unselected items.

Generation Depth

1. Generation Depth
Adds a generation number prefixed by the specified text to the beginning of separator lines. The default is to not show it, e.g:
If you select it, then you'll get:

Other Spouses

2. Other Spouses
If a person is married or partnered more than once, then selecting this will add a line at the end of that person's information that lists the other spouses with a a hyperlink to each and looks like this:

Parents of Spouse

3. Parents of Spouse
There is a FAMC tag on the Organize Tags page. That tag links to a person's parents. If you have the FAMC tag checked, each individual will have a link to their parents. The link will look like this:
However, in Behold in the default Down from Ancestors ordering, a person's parents are the last set of parents immediately before that person that are one generation up. They are not too difficult to find. So you may decide to uncheck the FAMC tag and hide the parent link. But the parents of the spouse are often not easy to find and may be far away in the report. This "Parents of Spouse" option allows you to show the parents of the spouse link when the FAMC tag is unchecked.
This option has no effect if the FAMC tag is checked. In that case, the parents of the spouse link will always show.

HTML Title

4. HTML Title
This is for the HTML file produced when you Export to HTML. There two settings let you set the webpage title to what you want.
The first part of the title is set by the Title prefix which, by default, is "The Family of". You can then specify if you want Behold to add the names of the main people in the file to be appended.
If both are selected, then your title in the McCarthy test file will look like:

Indicate Problems

5. Indicate Problems
Behold checks the input GEDCOM files and provides lists any problems its finds in the Log file. Messages can either relate to problems with the GEDCOM file itself, non-standard tags, and other thing that Behold can recognize and are not too important. But Behold also can find problems that indicate something is wrong with the data itself. These are problems that you should correct.
If Behold thinks that a file has data problems, then it will put a line at the end of the Heading lines just before the Table of Contents in the Everything Report that looks like this:
The name of the GEDCOM file will be a hyperlink that will take you to the File Information section of the Everything Report which has the listing of messages and you can see what the data problems are that Behold thinks you should fix. You can then use the link that is there to the Log file to get full details about the problems.
For a particular file, if you do not want to display the Possible data problems message when it has some, then uncheck this option.

ID Numbers

6. ID Numbers
Level 0 records in GEDCOM files all have internal ID numbers. A level 0 line might look like this:
GEDCOM ID numbers are always between two 'at signs', so the ID number in this case is: I1.
Normally, you do not need to know the ID numbers of GEDCOM records. They normally will not have meaning to you, but are just used to cross-reference records internally in the GEDCOM.
By default the option to show ID numbers is off and will not be displayed. However if the All Tags option is selected, then the ID numbers will be displayed as hidden text in a grey color.
If you are familiar with GEDCOM files, and always want to include the GEDCOM IDs, then you can check this option.

Max 100 Messages

7. Max 100 Messages
Many GEDCOM files use non-standard GEDCOM formats. Behold can produce a message in the Log file for every occurrance of those and other problems so that every single one of them can be identified.
But producing thousands of messages will slow down Behold's input processing. That's because Behold writes each message to the log file as it occurs instead of buffering them. Buffering would speed this up, but if for any reason Behold crashed, the Log file would not contain all messages up to the point the error occurred, since they would not have been written from the buffer.
So to compensate, Behold by default will only include any one particular message in the Log file for its first 100 occurrences.
If you want, for any reason, to include the 101st and the rest of all these messages included in the Log file, then simply uncheck this option.

Birth/death Years

8. Birth/death Years
By default, the name index will display birth and death years, like this:
If only the birth year or the death year is given, then only that year will be shown. If there is more than one birth or death event for the person, then the year on the first event will be shown. If the person has neither a birth date or death date specified, then then nothing is shown for the person.
If you don't want to show the birth and death years in the name index, then uncheck this option.

Married Names

9. Married Names
This is a biggie. Behold by default adds all spouse surnames (where the spouse in the GEDCOM is considered to be a "husband") to the end of the persons name in the GEDCOM file. The surname in the GEDCOM file should only be their birth surname. Doing this will follow the culture of most Western societies of the last few hundred years where wives took on their husband's surname. It provides very usefully information that allows you to more easily identify people, who are often known by their married surname(s) rather than by their maiden name, e.g.:
Obviously, this will not be true for all people in many genealogies. Behold, when editing is added, will provide a way to customize every individual marriage/partnership and allow overriding this option for individual people.
Or you can uncheck this option, and only birth surnames (i.e. the surname included in the GEDCOM file with the person) will be included in their name, e.g.:
The surnames shown will carry forward to the Name Index as well. If this option is checked, then all surnames will be indexed. Otherwise, only the birth surname will be indexed.


10. Counts
By default, the number of nodes available for expansion under each TreeView entry, if there is at least one, is shown in parenthesis in the TreeView:
By unchecking this option, the counts will not display: