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From: Wynthner <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] uploading zipped files to FreePages
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 10:34:07 -0800 (PST)
My first suggestion would be that everyone stop using GEDCOMS-period.
My second would be to encourage others to stop using GEDCOMS
If someone wants your data send it to them in the form of written narrative reports. If your data is worth anything then it is worth keying in by hand. This has the added advantage that it would stop the spread of junkology done by namegatherers.
We must educate those newer to genealogy that genealogy is *not* a quick and easy hobby and that real work is involved. Quit bowing to the instant gratification need so many of the newbies seem to demand.
Let's face it- if your aren't searching for original documents and most of your info comes from online member trees you aren't doing either genealogy OR family History; you are merely a namegatherer producing junk-period.
--- On Fri, 11/6/09, Billie Erin Walsh <> wrote:
> From: Billie Erin Walsh <>
> Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] uploading zipped files to FreePages
> Date: Friday, November 6, 2009, 2:36 PM
> I don't think there is any argument
> with what you say. _BUT_, what
> alternative would you suggest?
> What you say has been said for years but so far no one has
> come up with
> a universal alternative.
> On 11/06/2009 Wynthner <>
> > There is no- I repeat.. NO - genealogy program
> that is 100% compliant
> > because the "standard" itself is so loosely
> written as to allow
> > anyone reading it to interpret it any way they
> want and each software
> > company does so.
> > GEDCOM is well past its sell by date and should
> be thrown out as are
> > other such outdated things.
> Treat all stressful situations like a dog does.
> If you can't eat it or play with it,
> just pee on it and walk away
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