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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Unknown Maiden Names
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 23:55:05 -0600
Peggy - I started with Family Tree Maker, migrated to TMG, to Legacy, back
to TMG, and then to GenBox (while trying out zillions of others along the
way). In my experience, when folks talk about the "other program" they are
usually referring to TMG.
Don't you love the ability to add your exact source text to your source and
then mark it when you add citations so that the material appears in quotes
in your notes?
From: Peggy Baldwin [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 12:19 PM
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Unknown Maiden Names
I'm new here, what exactly what you all mean by the *other program*, I'm not
sure. You could
mean TMG? You mean Family Tree Maker? I am trying GenBox out, coming from
impressed with what I'm seeing so far. It seems to be much more intuitive
than TMG. I'm pleased
to see that GenBox has a heavy emphasis on source formatting and witnesses,
which are two
features I very much valued in TMG. I like the fact that I can do easier
filtering and don't have
to resort to producing a report when that isn't really what I need.
So...what is that *other program* that you are talking about? Are you
talking about coming from
the dark side (TMG) to the light (GenBox)? What brought you to GenBox and
where did you
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 9:43 AM
Subject: [GENBOX] Unknown Maiden Names
> Hello, and a Happy New Year to all on the list!
> I'm hoping someone on the list can help with this question (this list
> hasn't failed me yet!).
> A couple of years ago I imported my database from the *other* program, the
> one most of us used to use. In cleaning up my database--something I've
> only attended to from time to time--I find that various women whose maiden
> names are unknown are treated differently. Some show as "Ann ----," some
> as "Ann," some as "Ann Unknown," and some even as Ann ---- Unknown." I
> have no doubt this is a result of the way I originally entered the
> information in the TMG database.
> The problem is that Genbox seems to want to force these women to be known
> by the surname "Unknown." Given the choice, I'd prefer "Ann -----" or
> even just plain "Ann," but Genbox won't let me change how these women are
> entered in the database. (This isn't any issue with TMG, as I recall.)
> Any suggestions?
> Dave Morehouse
> Hopkins, MN USA
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