2009/5/17 alan <alan@dcsa.com.au>

Stupid of me - Gramps 3.0

None of these methods allows capture of the names or any other details.

Ideally I'd like to see a listing of everyone with the same surname and
their first name(s), DOB and DOD.

The intention would be to grab that list so it could be emailed to
someone with the same surname interest.

Activate the filder sidebar and type in the surname, click search.
With the column editor you can add/remove columns that you see. Standard you have Name, DOB, DOD.
With Family Tree --> export view, you can export the view (a csv file), which you can then open in eg Excell, Openoffice, ... to print it or send it to the relative. Best don't send csv file most don't know it, just open it and save as excell file to send to other researchers.

Using a custom filter, you can have the view show eg all people with surname Blabla, and all their descendants, ... Really powerfull.