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Facts vs. Notes

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Re: Facts vs. Notes

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 7:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
The only problem I have encountered in using the description field in Ancestry.com or FTM2012 is that the description field and the place field get merged into a single place field in gedcom transfers to other software. It becomes a huge mess trying to clean up the locations once that occurs.

If you plan on using FTM and Ancestry alone and aren't worried about being able to share the tree with someone using another software, then no problem.

If you create custom events, be careful about the label you use for the event. If you inadvertently use a label already in use by GEDCOM standard or software specific labels, it may cause problems duing gedcom tranfers later on.
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rasamassen 29 Nov 2012 2:23PM GMT 
Marco Scavo 29 Nov 2012 2:36PM GMT 
silverfox3280 29 Nov 2012 3:03PM GMT 
serenity20061 12 Dec 2012 2:29AM GMT 
DavidNewton31 19 Dec 2012 11:46PM GMT 
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