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From: "Teresa Ghee Elliott" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Am I crazy or will this work
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 16:43:49 -0500
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No, that is almost what I was doing. <G> By using the copyright date, not
only do they sort together at the bottom of the PV, not top, but that also
works as a reminder that of whether the person would be in the book or not.
It is highly doubtful that I would find a person who died in 1940 listed in
a cemetery book copyrighted 1910. <G> The only time I would print these
would be for a research report, and then the dates don't really matter since
it would be for me anyway. (Or my poor mom who works as a free secretary.

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: Diana Powell [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Am I crazy or will this work

> Thanks, I set the first book up and this is EXACTLY what I wanted.

Glad it worked for you; I have certainly picked up plenty of ideas from
your postings <G>

> What do you use for the date? I would want the books
> to sort together on the County Person's PV, so I was thinking maybe the
> copyright date.

I'm not sure from your other message (with the sample sentence) whether
you are trying to include a sentence in the narrative of the real person
abt the book. If you are, the choice of what date to use becomes a bit
of a problem since you could have several different event dates out of
one book for different people. In that case I think the original
copyright date would be your best bet but I am still not sure how well
that would work from the standpoint of the "real" person's narrative.

I just use these tags as a research vehicle. I only ever print their
contents via an individual detail report for the county Person - I don't
try to print them as part of a real person's narrative. Therefore I use
a sort date system that clusters all the research tags in like groups on
the county page. For instance all my filed sources and book sources are
together, all my will books are together, deed books together, maps
together, etc. The sort numbers on my research tags are all clusters of
low numbers (pre 1200) so when I go to a real person's view they appear
together at the top of the page.

Hope this doesn't throw a kink in the works. If not maybe I can talk you
into adding some surname people as cousins to your county people. <G>.


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