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From: Lee Hoffman <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Methods-Dates: How do you handle Unknown Dates?
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 00:05:11 -0500
Linda K wrote:
>Here's _my_ ideal version of the above <g>:
>JOHN JONES, Atty. (Montgomery co., KY, 1855), b. VA, 1834; m. (1)
>Lexington, VA, 1854, SALLY SMITH, d. Mt. Sterling, KY, 24 Jul 1879; m.
>(2) Mt. Sterling, 18 Apr 1883, JANE DOE; d. Mt. Sterling, 9 Jun 1885,
>bur. Machpelah Cem. U.S. CENSUS: Mt. Sterling, KY, 1860-1880. TAX ROLLS:
>Mt. Sterling, 1871-1879. EDUCATION: Washington College, Lexington, VA,
>I can't write that using tags; it's a manual thang.
I'd say that it could mostly be done. It would take a bit of work, some
innovative use of Sort Dates and completely re-designed Sentences. But
mostly it could be done. The final editing would be to remove the Tag
Sentence periods and replacing them with commas in the word processor.
> > This is a rather nice narrative -- but definitely boring.
>Yep. Definitely. <LOL> So, if it's going to be boring I figure why not
>cram it all into as little space as possible and be done with it?!
Yep. Just depends on your intended audience. I have seen a number of
genealogies like this. Thankfully they did not contain anyone in which I
was interested. While mine was boring, at least it was readable without
making you cross your eyes. <g>
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