Is there a way to search the entire Tree for a string?
My Tree is starting to be complex enough that I need to re-assess & harmonize its structure. There are enough different places to have tucked tidbits of data that they can become lost.
Let’s take a concrete example.
I’ve changed my mind several times about how to use FindAGrave memorials. Initially, because there is little visual indication of whether a particular source had been located for an Event, I put a FindAGrave notation in Burial Event descriptions.
But I’ve also tried FindAGrave as a source with the memorial ID as the citation page number. Then added a FindAGrave custom attribute because their service doesn’t meet a lot of criteria for a ‘quality’ source. And as an Internet object to see if that would make them easier to re-visit. (It does not save on click-throughs.)
But I’ve also set up a People source for FindAGrave Graver IDs… and a Place source for FindAGrave Cemetery IDs.
My notes also include some cousin eMail conversation transcripts which mention memorials.
Finally, for collateral lines (or distant cousin spouses) where more research is needed, instead of relying on Gramps’ estimated dates, I’ve scraped death year from FindAGrave as a Burial Event with the URL as the Description.
So I want to search the entire database for incidences of “FindAGrave” or “Find A Grave”.
In can see other places where such a search would be useful. Such as searching for an ID (or its internal handle equivalent) that might find the Object, references in Associations, Notes, Custom Filters, or report Books.
As an aside, I’m looking forward to exploring whatever the Developers conjure up for custom citations. FindAGrave has a form they prefer and I’m hoping that we might be able to scrape & store it as an override string. It includes hyperlinked markup. An example:
Find a Grave , database and images (George Thompson (1752-1819) - Find A Grave Memorial : accessed 24 August 2021), memorial page for George Thompson (1752–6 Feb 1819), Find a Grave Memorial ID 42861655, citing Hopewell Cemetery, New Bedford, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by ctwardo (contributor 47093149).