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From: "Teresa Ghee Elliott" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] RE: custom "City Directory" tag vs. standard "Residence" tag. Pros and cons??
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 16:16:43 -0600
In-Reply-To: <200442154938.181017@TERRY2>

I agree with Terry on this. I have tons of tags that I use just for data
collection. Some print occasionally, some never print.
My To Do List tags are a great example. I create a group of them for an
ancestor based on what microfilm rolls he MIGHT have been on. As I work
through the rolls of microfilm, I keep notes on what I found on the rolls.
This is for my own research goals, and I only print it if I want a printed
research to do list. (since I have a laptop, I don't print it often.)
These tags can be very useful, if you think ahead on how you want to present
the data later on.

Teresa Ghee Elliott
Any information I give that you can't find in your version of TMG 5.1 is
probably due to customization on my part.
For Rutherford County TN Cemeteries
For TMG sentences


-----Original Message-----
From: Terry Reigel [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: [TMG] RE: custom "City Directory" tag vs. standard "Residence"
tag. Pros and cons??

On Fri, 02 Apr 2004 10:55:12 -0800, Robert Marshall wrote:

> You bring up an excellent point! Frankly, I have been
> using my Excel spreadsheets as data collection devices,
> and hadn't really thought beyond using tags for the exact
> same purpose in TMG. Coming from FTW, I'm still haven't
> grasped the potential "narrative style" that is allowed
> with TMG. <grin!!>

There's nothing wrong with using tags simply as data collection
devices, provided that's where you want to end up. But, you may save
some editing later if you think ahead to your objective and enter data
now accordingly.

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