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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Reasons Why...
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 21:41:10 -0800
You can make some cool clocks out of old CD's as well. And they make great
disposal palettes for small painting projects. CheriC
From: Ron Bernier [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Reasons Why...
Never is a long time. There's always the possibility that you could use
that CD as a coaster. That's what I plan on doing with mine. A secondary
use might be as a Frisbee.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Winfrey" <>
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 7:00 PM
Subject: [GENBOX] Reasons Why...
> After months of procrastination, I finally opened the box that contained
> version 5 of a genealogy program I used to use. I loaded it up, imported
> gedcom from GB and then compared the two products side by side. After
> 5 minutes, I closed one of them that I plan to never look at again. The
> only reason I can fathom for the one I closed being ranked number one is
> that it must be the software the raters personally use.
> The most formidible challenge I find with GB is figuring how searches are
> done in the sql environment. My youngest daughter who is an Oracle guru
> tells me "It's really simple Dad. These searches are fairly low level for
> database searches". I can do simple searches but for multi-optioned
> searches, I port a gedcom to Legacy and use its search engine. I'll
> it out someday. Bill, I'm in Cincinnati often. Maybe you want to put on
> seminar at some point.
> My second challenge is source management. Since forever I have created
> individual sources for each scrap of data I could find. But GB's
> sourcing is so powerful. I'd like to create a high level source for, say,
> Birth Certificate and then be able to link everyone who has a birth
> certificated cited to it. Talk about a powerful To-Do tool - create a
> of everybody in a certain location who does not have a birth certificate
> But, on the plus side, all my places are now in the proper form.
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