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From: Alf Christophersen 02 45 41 97 <>
Subject: Letter from soc.roots on usenet netnews
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 89 22:50:47 EDT
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From: (Emmett Black)
Subject: Re: What programs ARE available for the Mac?
Date: 09 Jun 89 01:57:32 GMT
Organization: GE Research; Schenectady, NY 12345
Reply-To: (Emmett Black)
Keywords: programs, Macintosh
Well, you really HAVE to look at PAF (Personal Ancestrial File)
from LDS (The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints aka the Mormons).
I've just gotten a copy of it and am fairly pleased with it so far.
It does have a real mac interface; I haven't tried to make postscript...
but i hope it does do that as well.... i'll have to check...
and with a $35 price tag - you can't beat it!
the biggest problem i have with it it as follows;
i got on the GENCOM bandwagon a LONG time ago before they got the
"standard" settled.... i have all my stuff on home brew computers and
systems that include a combination of relational databases, spread
sheets and other goodies... and i generate it all out in GENCOM format.
well... sort of... it is gencom... but there are a few glitches...
it seems that "NOTES" in PAF have to be "level 1" items....
and there seems to be no way to attach a note to a marriage record.
i had been recording notes such as "who performed" the ceremony,
and where were the family residences as notes subordinate to the
and similarly for individuals, i had notes subordinate to birth records.
2 DATE 16 Feb 1985
2 NOTE Delivered via C-Section at 09:50 EDT.
well -- ALL notes seem to be requred to be "level 1" and attached
to an individual -- even though it is more appropriate to attach it
at a lower level -- or to the "FAMILY" record instead....
(you don't want to have the residences records attached to each person
in the family... (until they go their separate ways))
I've digressed... anyone have suggestions?
J.E.Black; GE Research/K1-3C26; Schenectady, NY 12345
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