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From: "Tom Morris" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Genbox is making assumptions about places?
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 23:16:33 -0400
> Reparsing is a sore point. I don't like it either. The thing
> is, once you understand what it does and why, you sort of
> work around it. But I remain pretty annoyed at the
> interpretation of anything lower case as a place modifier (I
> have to enter "Rue Savane" instead of "rue Savane" or lose the "rue").
Too true. The problem is that original text is gone forever and there's no
way to recover it unless you happen to have duplicated it in a note
someplace. Not a very good situation for an application which is trying to
raise the bar for evidence and citation management in genealogy. If one
were entering the data by hand, one might catch it time to compensate, but
if it's a GEDCOM import, you're probably screwed. Additionally, I've made
more than my share of errors playing with place links, so even Genbox were
to parse the location correctly, it wouldn't take much of a slip of the
mouse for me to send an entire county's worth of people off to the Antartic
or somewhere else...
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