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Where do you enter your data? online or home computer?

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Re: Where do you enter your data? online or home computer?

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 2:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Feb 2013 2:25PM GMT
A couple other considerations for using FTM as your primary.

1) Consistency of Place Names. You can control consistency of place name spellings and completeness better in FTM.

2) Filters. In my surname study, I use filters many times during the day trying to zero in on candidates to either place in my tree, or match from my tree. I understand the on-line version doesn't have filters. For example, who was born here, died there, or lived over there.

3) Relationship Calculator - does on-line have this?

4) Birth Date calculator - I use this in FTM all the time. Does on-line have this?

5) Fact Notes. I put details about facts into Fact Notes, including transcriptions of wills, census records, birth and death records, obituaries, etc. I understand On-line won't accept FTM's Fact Notes and doesn't have anything comparable.

There's probably more advantages of using FTM over on-line, but that's should be enough to convince you to use FTM as your main engine.

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Terrygiannett... 12 Feb 2013 3:45AM GMT 
johndd189 12 Feb 2013 5:03AM GMT 
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Terrygiannett... 12 Feb 2013 2:49PM GMT 
Steve Pearson 12 Feb 2013 3:28PM GMT 
Steve Pearson 12 Feb 2013 3:34PM GMT 
silverfox3280 12 Feb 2013 9:24PM GMT 
Terrygiannett... 12 Feb 2013 11:19PM GMT 
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