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From: Lee Hoffman <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Missing Preposition?
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2010 12:26:16 -0400
Teresa Elliott wrote:
>I haven't looked at Diane's system in a long time, but to me that seemed
>like a lot of work, the only benefit being to me that each person had a
>primary census event for each year. With witness roles, and the [WM]
>variable, I don't see the need anymore, but I am sure you do. <G>
The main thing in Diana's method is that the 2nd Principal is always
the fictitious "Census Person". This allows the use to create
reports based on the "Census Person". With the Head of Household
always entered as the 2st Principal, all other household members
would be entered as Witnesses.
There are a few advantages to this. However, with all the report
filter capabilities, I agree that the "Census Person" entry is not
needed. I use a modified version of Diana's method in that I do not
use the "Census Person" and leave the 2nd Principal blank. Thus the
only real loss is being able to look at the Person View (PV) of the
"Census Person" to quickly see who might/might not be entered for
that census. I can still create various reports based on what would
be the "Census Person" with appropriate filters. This is a little
inconvenient compared to the PV display, but is offset by not having
to create the various "Census Persons" (if not already created) and
entering the appropriate one as the 2nd Principal.
I tried Diana's method for a bit when she first posted it. But
decided it was not for me. Others like it and as I said it does have
some advantages. But, personal preference is the main thing here as
is much else in TMG.
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