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From: bob gillis <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] endnotes
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 18:43:05 -0400
References: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0007240908420.4488-100000@bolt.sonic.net>


Try unique endnotes to reduce the number or in your case don't make
endnotes just a bibliography as the people who would read it most likely
aren't interested. Have your mother put in a note to contact you for
more information.

bob gillis

Judy McAuliffe wrote:
>
> I have been using TMG for about 6 mos. now and things are rolling along
> fairly well. Once I got used to it, I really liked the ease of sourcing
> material. However, I think that the flow from entering sources to
> entering repository sources could be made smoother. It is cumbersome to
> close out of a source, enter the repository list, close out of the
> repository sources, and re-enter the source to get to attachments.
>
> Another reason for writing is about my endnotes......they look
> beautiful....however, they are almost as lengthy as the narrative account!
> Is this normal? Who would ever read through all of that....besides a
> genealogist? My mother is writing a book and I offered to print out the
> genealogy in journal narrative style (reverse register) with
> endnotes......Mom took one look at it and rejected it.....said it was
> beautiful, but I ought to write my own book since she wasn't comfortable
> with all my detail. Her account of my grandfather's family is one of
> anecdotal history and stories....and it is quite good.....it is family
> history not genealogy, I realize......but I feel somewhat rejected and am
> wondering what I am going to do with this "masterpiece" I've created? I
> have 62 pages of genealogy followed by 43 pages of endnotes. Is that an
> excessive number of endnotes? Are there ways to consolidate them?
>
> Perplexed, and feeling a little rejected in California,
>
> Judy



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