Is there a way to filter your Watchlist by death or birth location?

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Is there a way to view only the people on my Watchlist that were born or died in a specific state or province?

For example, I have a potential DNA Match that is from Alabama with most of their close ancestors in the South. My ancestors originate mainly in the Midwest or East, but I have a smattering of cousin offshoots that, for whatever reason, landed in the South of the US. I remember adding a line of cousins that moved to the state, but can't recall which line or family it was within my 600 or so Watchlist profiles.

Ideally, in the above scenario, I'd like to go to my Watchlist and view only profiles who were born or died in Alabama.

Is there a way to do this?

I know there is a way to view a Category (say, for a town), and there is a "Limit to Watchlist" link I noticed. However, this doesn't help if I can't remember what town and just want to see all profiles in a single state. I also think we're not supposed to put profiles into the State categories and have to granulate them down to the town they were in, so this may not help.

My only thought is to perhaps make my own set of categories and, as I make profiles, tag them as such. But not sure if this is advised.
in WikiTree Tech by Kristen Louca G2G6 Mach 2 (29.2k points)
If this is an ancestor you can choose the tab under your id at the top right.

From there, choose family list.

Sort by death location.

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Best answer

Kristen, you could use Personal Categories:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Personal_Categories

But I can think of a way you can view profiles on your Watchlist born in a certain location, since Watchlist lists their POB:

There are 610 profiles on your Watchlist at this point:

https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:WatchedList&p=16083647&order=name&secondary_order=&limit=20000

Using your browser's Find/Search function (Chrome = Ctrl + F) you can identify the 36 persons born in "Quebec", Canada. or the 18 born in "Eau Claire", Wisconsin, etc.

I hope this helps.

by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (707k points)
selected by Kristen Louca
Thank you - the Personal Category was exactly what I was thinking of, but I wasn't sure if we could make such a 'private' category.

I had tried the 'ctrl+f' initially, though I ran into the problem where I needed to search for death location and I think only birth location shows up in the watchlist. (I have a lot of profiles where they were born in say, Canada, but then they moved and died elsewhere. If I don't have any of their children created, I'd miss the location I wanted.)
WikiTree possibilities are amazing. Isn´t it?
That's cool.  I never though of that.  I just found someone born in a county before it was formed.  It's corrected now.
+6 votes
I just paste my Watchlist into a Google Spreadsheet and then I can sort it any way I want.
by J. Crook G2G6 Pilot (204k points)
+2 votes
If this is an ancestor you can choose the tab under your id at the top right.

From there, choose family list.

Sort by death location.
by Lance Martin G2G6 Pilot (101k points)

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