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From: "Francie" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Filing system
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 15:20:15 -0500
References: <002301c1a2c6$f7da7cc0$> <00eb01c1a330$19023fa0$0401a8c0@MCMAIN>


I am just getting started filing documents and I like your code map for your
census records. I am filing everything by document type. Could you
please share your code maps for your other documents and records? That
would be very helpfull to me and others.

I have at least 10 boxes of stuff to organize, at the same time that I enter
all my 25 year old data into TMG. I was unable to convert the files. As I
enter each Family Group, I am verifying the source, entering it (hopefully
correctly) in TMG, and then filing it.

Thanks, Francie

----- Original Message -----
From: "William B. Dow" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 5:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Filing system

> One caveat here when using either Person ID #'s or Source ID #'s from TMG
> any other computer genealogy program.. Although the numbers are uniquely
> generated by the computer (or modified by the user), they are NOT
> If you should accidentally or purposefully renumber either the person or
> source ID numbers, the new numbers will not match with your carefully and
> lovingly set up filing system and it will be hard to locate your source
> documents again.
> I would recommend using a separate number that is cast in stone and not
> subject to any renumbering options of the program. The fixed number (or
> code) can be stored in a field. I have a separate coding (numbering)
> and I put that code in sensitivity braces at the end of the citation
> for that event and person, i.e., {[ILLASLA1870-238]}.
> This information will not print in a report if you have the "print
> data" turned off. You can enable it when needed in a report for yourself
> it will be visible in the citation detail of the event if you need to
> reference the document.
> By the way, the above code is my code for census records and stands for:
> Illinois, LaSalle County, LaSalle Township, 1870 Census, Page 238.
> These documents are filed alphabetically by this coding scheme and fall
> naturally into the grouping I like for census records. I have other
> schemes for other types of documents and records.
> Bill Dow,
> Carrollton, TX
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