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From: Paul Harris <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] GenBox -- Fight or Switch?
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 00:21:41 -0500
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As I recall, you and I migrated from TOP to Genbox close to the same time.
I have to agree that nothing else out there handles sourcing and places as
well as Genbox. However, unlike you, I am not sticking with an unsupported
program. I believe I only have one more conversion left in me and I have
decided to go the corporate route for longevity. Yup, gonna migrate to
Family Tree Maker.
I could stay with Genbox for MY USE, but let's face it. I'm doing all this
work for the benefit of OTHERS, and others would not be able to make heads
or toes of my data in Genbox in ten or fifteen years. No, FTM is not what
"I" want, but it IS what MANY OTHERS use. It will be around for some time
to come and its ability to sync with Ancestry.com will permit sharing of
I'm not fighting any more.
On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 10:41 PM, Cheri Casper <> wrote:
> I have 4,580 media attached to sources, events, and individuals. Changing
> to another program at this juncture would be a nightmare if all of those
> needed to be reattached.
> And I've not found any program that handles sources as well as GB. Unless
> sourcing has changed in TMG, it is a convulated mess with those group deals
> and only having one element from each group and sourcing in both RootsMagic
> and Legacy leave a great deal to be desired. I also love the transcribe
> once, highlight and include in your foot/endnotes multiple times. I use
> this a lot. I've not seen this in any other program, but then, quite
> frankly, I haven't looked at any others in years.
> As others have said, places are awesome, easily to merge and correct.
> The program works for my needs as it is and I've grown my DB since I
> switched from TMG from around 5,000 people to over 25,000 because I find
> this program easier to use than TMG and I like the way the data displays.
> My only issue is that I don't think that some custom reports are very
> intuitive and some searches aren't, but there are usually knowledgeable
> people to help you out. I also wish I could hide those sources that I have
> exhausted so when I open my souce list I could see only the active ones,
> with the option to toggle full display or only unhidden ones.
> I'm staying put even if the program dies a'borning. I don't see the need
> constantly keep looking for new things (kind of like people who feel the
> perpetual need to upgrade their cell phones). If it ain't broke, works,
> meets your needs, then I'm content.
> I could very well be the last user standing.
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