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FTM 2012 at End of Life???

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Re: FTM 2012 at End of Life???

Posted: 14 Aug 2013 3:20AM GMT
Classification: Query

Right. So size only.

I am busy processing census images at the moment.
What I do is for each individual I enter Residence Date Place and if appropriate address in the description field. (FTM I found doesn't like you you having more than about 20,000 places.) I also enter occupation if found. The source for each is US Federal Census xxxx. The image comes nowhere near the program. If I want to look at the image, I go to my spreadsheet, find the number allocated such as 1940-1234.
What I would do in your position is to export a gedcom having deselected the include media box and load it into FTM as a new file with a new file name. I would then spend a couple of hours adding data to it and looking at what had happened to my sources and assessing how the program performed. If all went well I would adopt this as my main file and decide how I was going to deal with anything connected to an image in future.

I realise this even if it solves your problem is going to involve a lot of work, but equally if you jump ship to another program you are going to have a lot of work as well.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Alan Thill 13 Aug 2013 8:21PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 13 Aug 2013 10:30PM GMT 
kj_norway 14 Aug 2013 12:03AM GMT 
Alan Thill 14 Aug 2013 12:35AM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 14 Aug 2013 1:00AM GMT 
tony_knight 14 Aug 2013 7:23AM GMT 
Alan Thill 14 Aug 2013 8:00AM GMT 
tony_knight 14 Aug 2013 9:20AM GMT 
kj_norway 14 Aug 2013 12:03PM GMT 
David Abernat... 14 Aug 2013 3:20PM GMT 
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