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Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Is Genbox up to the challenge?
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 17:34:07 +0000
Good Day Kathy,
Well, I would not use 'footnote' so much as source citation. Footnote and endnote are different, with endnote being much more common than footnote placement of citation for family group records.
A couple years ago, while reading the placement of a source citation that identified the parent - child relationship (in other words, the parents of the husband or wife of a family group record) recommended by NGS, I noted that NGS indicated such a source citation should be identified with the parent, not the child (husband or wife) for a family group record. While Legacy, Genbox, and TMG each record a source citation for that parent - child relationship, only Genbox identified the source citation with the parent, not child (husband or wife) on a family group record.
Typically it is the major options available that are stressed in reviews or comparisons of genealogy software. However, the differences within similar options are missed. An excellent example would be recording multiple participants in an event (for example, a census of a family) and how that data and source citation are exported to a GEDCOM.
Sorry. I find software applications 'interesting'. I have worked in the software industry (complex industrial systems) for 24 years, writing user instructions as manuals and online help.
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From: Kathy <>
> Denise L. Moss-Fritch wrote:
> > One item I have noted in the versions of each is the difference in
> > identifying sources, particularly for the parent to child relationship, and
> > where that source is identified (to which individual) in a family group
> > record. NGS identifies specific locations for that particular source, yet
> > each of those three software identifies that relationship source
> > differently.
> I'm not sure what you mean by "identifying sources" and "identifies
> specific locations for that particular source." Do you mean where the
> footnote is placed?