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Do you create just one family database OR a database for every family you're researching?

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Re: Do you create just one family database OR a database for every family you're researching?

Posted: 5 Jan 2013 2:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
If you plan on sticking with FTM software, keep them separate. I have found that the software starts slowing down when you hit about 2000 people in a database and gets progressively worse as the number of people increases, especially if you add media or sources to your database. If you just want to record names and dates and use another software to manage your sources, then FTM can handle more names.

Frankly, I gave up using FTM after experiencing one too many instances of the software shutting itself down. Also be warned, if you use the description field for any of your events and later want to share a gedcom file or move the data to another software, FTM merges the description and place fields into a single PLAC tag in the gedcom. This is a HUGE mess when uploaded to other programs or even back into FTM.
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NorskyGal 4 Jan 2013 6:00PM GMT 
silverfox3280 4 Jan 2013 6:44PM GMT 
NorskyGal 4 Jan 2013 6:53PM GMT 
keithnuttle 4 Jan 2013 7:06PM GMT 
serenity20061 5 Jan 2013 9:56PM GMT 
NorskyGal 5 Jan 2013 10:12PM GMT 
tulrose 5 Jan 2013 10:26PM GMT 
silverfox3280 5 Jan 2013 11:08PM GMT 
NorskyGal 5 Jan 2013 11:16PM GMT 
Marco Scavo 6 Jan 2013 4:48AM GMT 
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