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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Methods for recording general family information?
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 23:48:20 -0800
Diana - It would be a whole lot easier and you wouldn't have to futz with
these dummy people if (1) TMG provided a section for recording researchers
(similar to the Research Log) and (2) if it provided a Correspondence Log.
In particular, I think the absence of a Correspondence Log is a glaring
omission on the part of this program. Researchers can, of course, be
identified with a Flag but monitoring the correspondence is a pain in the
patoot without a log in which to do it.
What a wonky way to have to do what the program should -- by design --
From: Diana Powell [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Methods for recording general family information?
Elizabeth Churchett wrote:
> I feel sure that in the past I've seen discussions on this list
> regarding various methods people use to keep track of information (and
> thus sources) that pertain more generally to a surname line, or a
> location, rather than to a specific individual.
I have been using such a system for several years; in fact I have an
entire family of "dummy people". One branch of the family consists of a
"dp" for each major surname I am researching. A -Source tag tracks
sources I file under surnames, a -ResItem tag tracks tidbits of data
that might eventually belong to a member of that surname line, a -ResLog
tag documents negative searches, etc. I also enter other researcher's
names in my database and link them via a -ResSurn tag to the "dummy
surname" people we share an interest in. That way it is easy to keep
track of who is working on what families.
I also have a matching set of dummy locality people and appropriate
tags. And then there is a Correspondence 2004 "Dummy Person" that I use
to track things I share with other researchers via -Sent and -Recd tags.
P1 = Researcher; P2 = Corresp 2004 "Dummy Person"; memo = what you
shared. You get the idea; the possibilities are endless.
I should say that I do not try to print any of this info as part of a
real person's narrative. I do occasionally print a Dummy Person's
Individual Detail report to give me a list of everything filed under
him. But my system is primarily set up to track my research.
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