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From: "Teresa Ghee Elliott" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Am I crazy or will this work
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 20:05:44 -0500
In-Reply-To: <000001c41c3a$64a592b0$0200a8c0@Laptop>

Currently my To Do List tags show up in the Person's PV. For an example:

Notice that there are TSLA-TO-DO tags with dates like 1848-1850. Those are
not yet finished, and those are the dates covered by the roll of microfilm.
The ones dated 31 Mar 2004 are completed.

I can choose to print these in a report or not. Right now, I only have a
sentence set up for them in my TABULAR language, so they don't print on any
reports UNLESS I use TABULAR.

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: Ann Carson [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 7:51 PM
Subject: RE: [TMG] Am I crazy or will this work

Hi Teresa

This is quite a big issue for me as I am doing a worldwide One Name

Study on the name Borthwick, as well as my own research into multiple

families of ancestors. The size of the tasks, plus my increasingly

fallible memory <g>, means that I have a very high risk of repeating

research unnecessarily.

I use the Supplemental Comments field of the source to record exactly

what I found in that source - quotes, summaries of text, possible leads,

info about as yet unconnected people, and evaluative remarks. This might

mean that for each individual I put the full details in the

Source-Comments and just a note or summary in the individual person's

tag, but more often than not I record full details either in the tag or

in a special "ResearchNoteNoPrint" tag.

The disadvantage to my method is that I cannot use the comments field

for other things which I wish to print. However I do have everything

from my research of any source, including my comments on its credibility

etc, available to me in one easy place.

Hope this is helpful food for thought. Won't work for you of course if

you already use the comments field for books in output.

The one disadvantage I can see with your book tag is that you would have

to get a report/reports wouldn't you to see what you have found in each





Teresa wrote:

I really like the way the To Do List tags are working for rolls of


and was thinking of doing something similar for books. What I would do

would be to create a Book Tag and use the Book as the Place for the tag


like I did the To Do List tags. Then I could create a Book Tag for each

person who MIGHT be located in a book and then I could make notes on

what I

found or did not find in that book. I am at the point in my research


I find myself looking at the same sources over and over and am looking

for a

good way to record what I have looked at previously. Not only do I want


record that I looked at that source, but also have a record of who I


for and who I found. Does anyone else have a good way of doing this

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