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2011, Happy New Year! PDF Print E-mail
Written by John H. B. Latrobe, Jr.   
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 01:07

Wow! It's been almost a whole year since I posted any articles to my site. But that doesn't mean I haven't been busy with genealogy. I have been hard at work adding Google Maps to my online data. Family Tree Maker 2010/2011 has a nice mapping feature which gives you a visual representation for all those crazy place names. But getting those maps to show in my online tree proved to be quite a hassle.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 January 2011 14:34
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FTM and Gedcoms, part 2. PDF Print E-mail
Written by John H. B. Latrobe, Jr.   
Thursday, 03 December 2009 20:39

Well, I tried to import a Family Tree Maker 2010 Gedcom into my online data and ran into a few snags. This was to be expected. Before exporting I tried deleting a person and adding someone else. With FTM 16, deleting a person left an empty record which caused all the higher records to shift up when a Gedcom was created. Luckily, adding a person filled in that empty record which prevented this shift and unwanted renumbering.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 January 2011 01:28
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Exporting a Gedcom in Family Tree Maker PDF Print E-mail
Written by John H. B. Latrobe, Jr.   
Thursday, 03 December 2009 18:21

I wrote previously about upgrading from Family Tree Maker version 16 to 2010. If you read my article on Reference Numbers then you'll understand my dependence on consistent Gedcom creation. Without a reliable Gedcom I am unable to maintain permanent links to people in my online genealogy.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 January 2011 01:29
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Change is good, right? PDF Print E-mail
Written by John H. B. Latrobe, Jr.   
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 14:29

To start things off, I'm currently at 19967 people in my tree. I haven't done much (of anything) on this site in the last 6 months, but I've still been adding names to the genealogy. A thank you goes out to everyone who's been contacting me with changes and updates.

Speaking of changes, I just upgraded to Windows 7, and it's not going to have any of the problems Vista had.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2009 17:42
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Reference Numbers PDF Print E-mail
Written by John H.B. Latrobe, Jr.   
Tuesday, 12 May 2009 16:47

I've just added reference numbers to each individual in my family tree.  Up until recently I've never used them since I didn't think they were necessary.  But as my tree grows, so do the number of duplicate names.  If I had solid dates for every person then reference numbers might be redundant.  But since I currently have (6) Elizabeth Earecksons without birth dates, it was time to start using them.  

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2009 18:45
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