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From: "Stan Mitchell" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Newbie Question about Exhibits
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 14:55:30 -0800
> My main advice is that you create a PRACTICE project of
> maybe a dozen or so persons -- say three to four
> generations. This does not have to be all complete data
> for each person -- just enough to be able to print some
> reports and get an idea of how various things work.
Yes! I took your advice from GTMOOTMG and did just that. I played with my
practice project in my spare time for the first couple of weeks. That helped
me get a good grasp of how all the source and citation stuff fits together.
>>I've found TMG to be a very rich program which requires careful
>>planning before starting to enter data.
>I don't know that I agree with the last part of your
>statement. There is nothing that you can do in TMG that can't be
>"un-done" or changed if desired. It may mean a bit of work, but with
>the capabilities of TMG and the availability of some companion
>programs such as John Cardinal's TMG Utility program even the work is
I guess the main thing that made me take a more cautious approach was that I
needed to generate a set of source and citation templates that matched my
preferences. I use the Evidence Explained guidelines and I have been pleased
with the way TMG lets you create custom templates. That and an unlimited
Tagging capability are my current favorite features.
Initially I'll just be entering my existing Sharp-Neal data
(http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mitchellsharp/) into TMG.
Once I get further along, I'll explore some of the companion programs. I'm
especially interested in Second Site.
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