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From: Carolyn Earle Billlingsley <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Genealogy Software Question
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 20:25:59 -0500
I use FTM and I simply add multiple entries for birth, death, etc., each
with their own date (even when the dates match), so that when the time
comes to write a narrative, I know how many entries/sources I have for
birth or name or death or residence or whatever, and the proper full
citation for each one. I can make each citation complete in every way
for each "fact" in a list of birth dates, for example, whether all match
or all differ.
Om FTM, you choose one fact, like DOB, to be the preferred one and it's
the one that shows up on the Family Group page, but all of the other
data prints out in a report if you tell it to.
And if the list of pre-programmed Facts doesn't have the fact you want,
you can add it. For example, I have a Fact I call "children" for listing
the census data that tells how many children a woman says she's borne
vs. how many are "now" alive.
I leave my ruminations on the differences in "facts" to the narrative
or, if I feel the need to capture my current thinking, then I summarize
it in the notes section (the blank pages for writing for each person,
not the "notes" as in citation).
I don't need a complicated program to record my findings; I save the
complications and the work resolving them to the narrative writing in Word.
And I like FTM because it links to Ancestry.com AND it has online backup
at the touch of a key.
Michael Hait wrote:
> What features are
> contained in varous applications that would apply to the work of a pro
> genealogist practicing the GPS?
> Thanks again
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