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From: Bob Velke <>
Subject: Re: Death to gedcom was Re: [TMG] Witness and Roles and V5
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 04:55:52 -0500
>GEDCOM needs a complete overhaul as it has not kept up with the multitude of
>new applications which cater to the needs of the genealogist (like TMG)
>rather than just to a specific structure.
The most serious problems are not in relation to data which fails to
transfer. The most serious problems are in relation to data which DOES
transfer and gets corrupted (often without the knowledge of the
researchers) even though the importing and exporting programs both conform
to the specs. Little things like names, dates, places, sources, notes,
birth order of siblings, marriage of parents, etc.
On the other hand, it does a great job of transferring bananas <g> ... as
long as you only send a few at a time.
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