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birth and death symbols on trees

eggmoth
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Hello. I was wondering if there is an option to remove the little birth and death symbols on the family trees. It's quite presumptive to think everyone in the world gets a Christian cross at death.
Thanks, Claudia

ericdubois
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Hi Claudia,
Technically, this is a dagger symbol and not a cross, if that makes you feel better (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagger_(typography)).

It's inherited from the French genealogical shorthand which, I concede, was itself inherited from christianity (http://www.geisheimer.org/info/gene/frensymb.htm).

To answer your question, I don't think it can be removed.

Regards,

Eric

eggmoth
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Thank you, Eric. That, indeed, helps me figure out what I want to do.

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