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From: Lee Hoffman <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Sources, totally confused with 5.04
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 02:48:11 -0500
John Farmer wrote:
>Thanks Bob, you have taken my understanding of what can be done with a
>census to a new level. Can you use different methods for different people,
>or do you need to use the same format for every census citation?
In TMG, you can do almost whatever you want. However, most users find that
being consistent is best. That does not mean that there are not
exceptions. There may never be any exceptions, but they should be kept to
Now what I mean by a "minimum" is that you may have two ways of entering
certain kinds of data -- half the time one way and half the other. On the
other hand you may use one way 90% of the time and one or two other ways
the rest of the time.
Keeping data entry consistent makes it easier for you to produce better
reports. The TMG Tips web site (URL below) has many items of interest to
TMG users. This includes a page of articles and tutorials that also has a
discussion about data entry standards.
Hope this helps -
TMG Tips: <http://www.tmgtips.com>
My website: <http://www.tmgtips.com/lhoffman>
A user of the best genealogy program, The Master Genealogist (TMG)
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