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Family tree template for Filemaker Pro..

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Re: Family tree template for Filemaker Pro..

Posted: 8 Jan 2004 11:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Sep 2011 6:48AM GMT
IMHO, using a general database program for genealogy is like cutting down a wrecked pickup truck to make a trailer; you can do it, but it will be awkward.

I see messages all the time about converting Excel files or Access databases to GEDCOM files, presumably from people who kept their data that way and now want to go to a real genealogy program.

I may be seeing a skewed sample of the population, and you may have considered this already; if so, please forgive me. If you are an accomplished Database Designer, you may want to design one just for genealogy for fun. However - have you considered getting Roots Magic (FOW's successor) or FTM for the PC and Reunion for the MAC, then sharing your files via GEDCOM?

If the genealogy programs you get can write GEDCOMs for selected individuals, as opposed to all individuals (most can), you'd be set; you could share data and you'd have a program designed for genealogy, with all the features you needed. You could then spend less time fussing with data base design and more time poring over faint census images, obits and old wills.
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Jeannine 23 Dec 2003 4:29AM GMT 
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Jeannine 9 Jan 2004 1:58AM GMT 
jemiljan 10 Aug 2004 2:04AM GMT 
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CGarr1968 20 Nov 2012 10:37PM GMT 
James Rogers 8 Dec 2013 3:10PM GMT 
judygundel 13 Jun 2013 12:35PM GMT 
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