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From: "Julia Walsh" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Census data
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 21:53:34 +0100
Bill - developing that aspect of Genbox would be brilliant if you could,
so I shall definitely be living in hope :)
One of the things I'm still doing in Access is extracting all bmd,
probate, will etc entries for one of my names which I have recently
registered as a one name study. The reason I am still entering all this
data in Access is the ease with which I can just instantly re-sort the
tables on whatever column I want, and still see all the associated data
for each record. This ease of re-sorting and viewing while collecting
new data from various different locations has enabled me to make
connections, eliminate duplicates in a way that I haven't yet found in
For example for marriages, which is this weeks project, I have taken all
the relevant records from Genbox, put them in a new table, then added
extractions from LDS, parish registers, VRI, and any other sources,
Mixing them all together and shaking has produced all sorts of details
and links that were simply not apparent while they stayed as separate
collections. While it is an incredibly worthwhile exercise, I really do
wish I could do it all in Genbox.
If anyone can tell me that I already can do this within Genbox, I would
be eternally grateful, I have not found any way yet, and it would save
me hours of work.
I got the impression from somewhere that this is way you were looking to
develop the program, and would love to know how you are thinking it
should be done.
From: William T. Flight [mailto:]
Sent: 09 July 2003 15:20
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Census data
At present, Genbox is set up to import data in GEDCOM 5.5 format. If you
want to import existing data, you will need to get it in GEDCOM format
> I hope this program will eventually grant my
> wish of having a one entry database and then
> having the ability to locate and manipulate the
> data in any manner that I choose. Thanks.
Well, a lot of other wishes for new features have been "granted", so
keep your hopes up. <g> Let me know more about what you mean by "one
entry database" and what you have in mind by "locate and manipulate the
data" and we'll see what can be done.
William T. Flight
----- Original Message -----
From: "Beth Gay" <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 9:15 PM
Subject: [GENBOX] Census data
> Hello list,
> My name is Beth Gay; I have purchased GenBox but have not yet
> attempted to
use it. I have printed out the help manual and am attempting to go
through the messages on Rootsweb.
> This question may have already been addressed but I would like to know
there is anyway to import census data into a family tree, for instance,
I have 2 census programs, one in excel and the other in Clooz. Can I
create a family tree from this data without entering the data one at a
time? I also have a database in access with event entries, based on
date, county and state, is there anyway to import this data to GenBox.
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