All information that has a grey color (rather than black), is information that is hidden. But you can see it! Maybe you can, maybe you cannot. That all depends on what the setting is for the "Selected/All Tags" option on the View menu, or the equivalent toolbar item that looks like a checkbox:
If that toolbar item is selected (pressed in), then all the hidden tags will be displayed in grey. If it is deselected, then the hidden tags will truly get hidden.
However, you often don't care about many of the tags. You probably don't care about the duplicated name information or internal ID numbers. So Behold allows you to hide the data that is not relevant to you with the "Selected/All Tags" option.
Behold has by default set each tag as to whether it is selected or not. These settings are on the Organize Tags page. You can modify them as you desire and save the settings you want into a Behold Organize file for future use. Saving to Behold Organize files is described later in this tutorial under "Organizing Your Data".
The reason why hidden tags are shown is so that Behold's Everything Report can truly show everything. Nothing from your input data is omitted when hidden tags are shown. Also, when you print or export to a file, *ONLY* the information displayed is printed or exported. You must be able to see the tags, even if they are only in grey, for them to get printed or exported. That way you'll always know what you'll be getting.
Each event and fact for the individual is shown, with the person's name, sex and birth event first, and the person's death and post-death events (burial, cremation) last. Other events are between, ordered by date whenever a date is given.
Events and facts about the individual are all presented together fore every individual. This provides each person's life story almost like a personalized timeline.
"Family" information about the individual and their partner/spouse such as the marriage or the birth of the son is also included. For the family information, the first indented line begins with the words: "With husband...", "With wife..." or "With partner..." and then gives the information about the partner at the time. The shared family information is also included with the partner/spouse, but the viewpoint there becomes that of the partner/spouse.
Behold gives you ways to customize how each item of information is displayed. In this example, a BIRT tag is displayed as "Birth:". A REFN tag is displayed as "Reference:". The way you can change these options is described later in the Tutorial in the section on Organizing Your Data.
Items in blue are all hyperlinks of individuals, places or sources. Clicking on them with the mouse takes you to their location in the Everything Report.
Behold can show what we call "Life Events". These are significant events in the life of the individual that are important to them since it involves a spouse, parent or child. Often the source information for those events also have important information about the individual, and it is good to cross check that information. This cross check is often overlooked by many researchers because the information is not easy to compare with most genealogy software.The events that are shown include birth, adoption, marriage, divorce, death, christening, graduation, immigration residence, census and a few others.
Life events are shown from the perspective of the individual. The first line of each life event lists the relationship of the person the event is about, e.g. the first son of the individual. It then lists the event that person was involved in, e.g. the son's marriage. It then lists the date of the event, and the age (not of the son but) of the individual at the time of the event. If the individual was married and the date of marriage is known, then the length of marriage and spouse's name at the time is also shown. This is followed by the place the event took place.
The next lines are indented and contain the information about the person/people involved in the event and their ages and marriage status at the time, and that is followed by the rest of the information about the event, also indented.
Notes, sources and other information about each life event is displayed. Much of this information is relevent to the individual, and may give you clues to help understand your relative's life.
The relationship and event type at the beginning of life events are in green text so you can easily identiy them. You can turn life events on and off easily by pressing the red heart on the toolbar.
Any notes, objects or sources for an event are shown together at the end of the information for the event. Notes, objects or sources for an individual or two partners are shown together at the end of the information for the individual.
A very helpful section, known as "Survived by", is added after a person's death event when the death date is known. This can be thought of as an "Obituary report". People who were known (due to death dates) or presumed (due to generation) to be alive at the time are listed. They are listed in the order that most obituaries would list them, with spouse followed by children and grandchildren. This is very useful if you have the obituary, you can match the people in the listing and see who is extra and who is missing and use it to correct your data about them..
If the person is still living, Behold gives the following line instead:
It gives the date of the run and the age and marriage status of the person at the time.
If the person's death date is not given, and the would have shown the person to be, say 183 years old, which is really silly, then it shows the following instead:
The settings for what age to use can be set in the Report Options page, described later in this Tutorial.
If your genealogy software keeps track of the date it last updated this individual, then Behold shows it. This is valuable to show in reports and makes it quickly apparent why recent events are not included. Once editing is added to Behold, Behold will keep track of this for every individual whenever you edit them.