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From: "Denise L. Moss-Fritch" <>
Subject: [GENBOX] Genbox and the future
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 12:30:59 -0700
Paul and Cheri,
I too have reviewed other Windows based genealogy software. I currently have
five genealogy applications, in addition to Genbox, on this desktop. After
working in Silicon Valley's software industry for 27 years I have an
interest in the workings of and process flow of applications.
With large software applications involving multiple teams of developers,
each team is so focused upon their particular module that they rarely
understand the overall flow and operation of the large application. As
someone who wrote the customer documentation for such large applications,
meaning I had to understand the process flow of a customer's work
environment and in what situations they would be using the company's
software, I typically had a better understanding of the 'whole product' than
the individuals developers.
I recently added a death event to each of those six genealogy applications I
have. I found the ease to complexity of adding that death event to each of
the different genealogy applications to be illuminating. And yes, Genbox was
the easiest to add the event, involvement of multiple individuals, sourcing,
and customizing of each individual's sentence structure.
For me, I look at the following in a genealogy software:
* Gender (when identifying individuals and in relationships)
* Recording multiple individuals involved in an event
* Adding an individual source, and multiple citations (with specifics)
from that source
* Assigning sources to parts of an event (date or location)
* Adding and assigning a location (all levels from a facility's name,
address, and political jurisdiction)
* Viewing and changing a generic sentence for an individual's event
Perhaps as I have more time now that I am finally 'retired', I can dig into,
understand, and begin using the Researchers, Correspondence Log, Projects,
and Research Targets modules of Genbox.
And as you, I am definitely anxiously awaiting Bill's release of Genbox 4.
Bill you have one buyer for Genbox 4 here.
From: [mailto:] On
Behalf Of Paul J. Harris
Sent: Saturday, June 19, 2010 8:14 AM
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Dick Eastman's Review of Genealogy Programs for
I have also taken a look at several of the other offerings. Even newer
programs with slick interfaces do not even begin to approach Genbox's source
citation abilities, nor the handling of places. I'm still happy with antique
Genbox, and like Denise, am hopeful for its future. Just wish we could see
more signs supporting that hope. <g>
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