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From: "Margaret R. Fortier" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Re: None Use of Sureties
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 18:06:25 -0500
I am a new TMG user, having gotten it for Christmas and I love it, even if I
don't completely understand all of it.
One of the features that I was very happy to have is sureties. I have
started to use them a bit as I am in the process of verifying my import from
I like them because I feel I have a range of confidence in my sources and it
is not necessarily dependent on the source type. Being able to indicate I an
confident about the date but not the place in a record is useful to me as I
would not necessarily infer that from seeing the source.
As with other decisions, I am torn between deciding how to set something up
and standardizing right away or playing with it to explore it and then
deciding how to set it up.
This is a wonderful, helpful list. I have learned more from this list than
from the books (GTMOOTMG and User's Guide). The books are good on the how to
do things but with such a flexible program, I need to figure out why I want
to do it a certain way as well. Thanks!
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 12:25 PM
Subject: [TMG] Re: None Use of Sureties
In a message dated 1/25/2004 10:27:34 AM Central Standard Time,
> A week after I asked those who DO NOT use sureties I have receved 3
> replies of those that do not. So of all the TMG-L subscribers/users,
> only 4 people do not use sureties <BG>.
> I don't know how many people subscribe to TMG-L but there are 3524 o the
> Whollygenes yahoo group. Assumeing 1/3 of those on the yahoo group are
> on TMG-L, then the percentage of those who do not use sureties and
> bothered to reply is a miniscule 0.34%.
> bob gillis