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From: "s.lloyd9" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Research targets
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 10:33:20 +0100
That's a good idea and has the advantage, as you say , of being clearly
visible on the Summary page. In fact my example of my use of Projects
probably wasn't the best because I recently setup a version of your
Cen-LkUp Event system only I use Flags on the Attributes Tab. I have
Flags for '1881 Cen find' and '1881 Cen found' etc. Now we have a Flags
List in the List View, I think I'll probably use Flags far more. Looking at
the names I've given my Custom Flags, they would sort better in the List if
I reversed the wording to ''Find Cen 1881'' and ''Find Cen 1891'' etc. that
is if we could have an alpha sort for this List, Bill?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Sent: Monday, September 06, 2004 1:10 AM
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Research targets
> Sally - And when I want to find someone on the Census, I don't create a
> Research Target at all. I create an event called Cen-LkUp. Then I can
> simply change the event later when I find the information. I can also
> a Saved List of everyone who has a Cen-LkUp event with a given year. That
> also lets me know when I look at an individual's Summary page which years
> have actual census information for them and which years I need to look up.
> Guess everyone has a different way of doing this.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: s.lloyd9 [mailto:]
> Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2004 3:27 PM
> Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Research targets
> Hi Kathy,
> I find it difficult to read through a description and see how things
> work, but I have a feeling I'm not using Projects and Research Targets in
> the way Bill intended and may have to completly rethink how I'm doing
> things. If I want to find someone in certain census year, I click on the
> Research target button, which makes a new RT record, I then open Projects
> and find my 1881 Census project and add a lower level with the Individuals
> name. I tend to use the Description field as a sort of Note field adding
> anything that would help me find the individual. I return to the RT,
> memorise the RT number and enter it on the Research Tab of Projects.
> Sometimes I don't even bother to enter anything in the RT Description box,
> because if I do, I'm doing a sort of double entry, describing what I want
> to do once in RT and again in Projects.
> Bill's comment about the 'many to many relationship' makes me think
> perhaps I should have a Project 1881 Census and then have all the the
> I want to find in that Census only entered in RT. I can't think of a
> situation when I would want to link several Projects to a single RT.
> Unlike you I haven't really thought out how my system would work in
> Reports, but it seems to me that some of us are using Projects and some
> to try and do the same job. Perhaps when there is better intergration
> between the two, I'll find a better way to go about things and I'm
> certainly going to have think more about Reports.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kathy Lenerz" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2004 7:41 PM
> Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Research targets
> > William T. Flight wrote:
> > > I think we may have this covered: Click on a target button; add the
> > > text as the target description; click the new "Add Link" button on the
> > > page and select the corret "To Do" project item that you defined in
> > > Projects hierarchy; then print off a project report for your "To Do"
> > > that includes reseach target descriptions.
> > I'm not sure that will work. Most of my "to dos" are searches, not
> > targets. Example:
> > Target Description: SPIKE, Joseph D: Death 4 May 1935
> > Search Description: Locate Isaac Spike residence (where J. D. Spike
> > I originally thought about putting my "to do" in the Target Description,
> > and using the Main or Subitem for the event that was the subject of the
> > research. However, as already mentioned, because the event name that is
> > automatically generated is so lengthy, I had to use a shortened event
> > the target description.
> > In fact, Genbox Help says the Research Target Description is: "to
> > the target of the research" and says "The [Search] Description box can
> > used to enter the specifics about the search: what you hope to find, how
> > you plan to conduct the search, etc."
> > This suggests the target should be an individual, event, place, etc.,
> > the task (search) to be done, with the details (sources, repositories,
> > etc.) included in the Search.
> > Thus, the basic unit we need to see for a "to do" report is the search,
> > the research target description. So printing "off a project report for
> > your "To Do" project that includes reseach target descriptions"
> > do it. Adding the Search Description, Repository, and Location to the
> > Project report fields would fix all this.
> > Kathy
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