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From: Richard Daly Reddick <>
Subject: [TALBOT-L] Software upgrade discussions
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 01:48:13 -0800
Faye and Susan:
I have not seen a response, but possibly someone on our forum has the answer.
I believe that every recent full-featured genealogy software program should
be able to "GEDCOM" a database file to another comparable full-featured
program. That is the standard for genealogy, and every one of the popular
programs has this feature or we could not recommend that variety.
FTM is a Broderbund product, and should be able to GEDCOM even if the
newest version can not communicate with an earlier one. These days it is
hard to keep up with which product is owned by whom, but think
I read where Mattel Toys now owns Broderbund? Or is it the reverse?
I run Parson's Family Origins v. 8.0, which is now owned by Broderbund. Or
is it by Mattel???
In these technology-driven days it is difficult to keep up!
Regarding John's Y2k question, the latest genealogy programs have the
four-digit year feature. This is a critical part of any database category
application. I suggest you find the website for your software company and
check. You were not clear which version you were using now, but late
versions of PAF should be compliant.
At 01:21 PM 11/17/1999 +1000, Susan Perrett wrote:
>Where did you see or read this??
>At 08:49 PM 16/11/1999 -0500, Faye L. Dyess wrote:
>>Did you know that if you buy and install Family Tree Maker Version 7,
people with an earlier version (even 6.0) will not be able to receive your
files until they upgrade?