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Family Tree Maker 2012 corrupted place database

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Re: Family Tree Maker 2012 corrupted place database

Posted: 9 Jan 2014 7:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Jan 2014 7:30AM GMT
I use FTM 2012, but it may also apply to FTM -2104.

I have found that when I do a lot of edits to my Places database, that if I do not move the cursor from the just edited field, I will sometime have problems from simple irritations to hard lockup.

I experienced this when I tried to clean up the Places in a 10 year old database that I had imported from FTM Version 16. Once I got it cleaned up, maintaining it was simple.

Also I do not use the Resolve feature of FTM. FTM only recognizes current established communities, Many times my ancestor residence are marked by Post Office names, or a small communities that have nearly disappeared. Examples are Fairport, Chamberlain, and Massillon Allen Co Indiana. FTM chockes when it comes across Fairport, Milan Twp, Allen Co, Indiana.

I have standardize all of my Places entries to Town, Township, county, state. I do not bother to include the country. Street address I include in the Discription Field or the fact note, depending on its importance.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Tweedlw 1 Jan 2014 1:46PM GMT 
lbragg 1 Jan 2014 3:35PM GMT 
Tweedlw 8 Jan 2014 4:42PM GMT 
keithnuttle 9 Jan 2014 2:27PM GMT 
Tweedlw 9 Jan 2014 10:22PM GMT 
lbragg 9 Jan 2014 2:59PM GMT 
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