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  • #709

    Bonnie Samuel
    Participant

    Ben, While I am a devoted Reunion user, I do also keep FTM going (although I’m not sure why?!) and wondered if you have developed Practical Citation for FTM? Or others? Thanks.

  • #852

    Ben
    Keymaster

    Hi Bonnie.

    Yes, although it’s not released yet.

    I had done much of the FTM editions before the latest major version updates (FTM 2014 and FTMM 3). With these new releases I’ve got a lot of retesting to do. I anticipate some rewriting as well as completing the remaining writing.

    —-Ben >@<

    • #1198

      Ben
      Keymaster

      FTM 2014 and 3 versions are complete and ready for download in your member’s area.

  • #1176

    Henry Tieding
    Participant

    I also use Reunion and Family Tree Maker and have noticed that FTM 2014 version is available. What procedure must I follow to access a version other than Reunion?

    • #1180

      Ben
      Keymaster

      Hi Henry. Click on “Members” on the navigation bar at the top of the page. You’ll see all available editions under “Download Links.”

      —-Ben >@<

  • #1184

    Henry Tieding
    Participant

    The link for FamilyTreeMaker takes me to a page that says I have no access and will not let me access the download.

    • #1185

      Ben
      Keymaster

      Hi Henry.

      Sorry about that. I made a mistake when I added the link. It should work now.

      With best regards,

      —-Ben >@<

  • #1189

    Bonnie Samuel
    Participant

    Hello Ben,
    Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate “Practical Citation”. I use the format exclusively and how stress free it is! I did add a field for my Reunion database source number and find that very helpful in reports.

    Ironically, I am reading a book about Cholera in 1832 which is densely documented and by the book I’m sure, BUT indecipherable! If the object is to write a source to enable another to find the referenced material, this book author misses the mark!

    Thanks for your get work and best wishes for the new year,
    Bonnie

  • #1388

    RWells
    Participant

    Ben

    I have been using “Practical Citations” for several years using RM5, RM6, and now RM7.

    Have you done any work on the format for RootsMagic?

    Thanks
    Roger

  • #1389

    Ben
    Keymaster

    Hi Roger.

    I’ve got the testing done. I still need to add instructions to the guide. That’s the second task on my list now. First I want to add an appendix with answers to the exercises as that often requested.

    —-Ben >@<

  • #1658

    Norm Copeland
    Participant

    Hi Ben, just about to get started reading the book – looking forward to it! Will your tips apply to MacFamilyTree 8?

    • #1662

      Ben
      Keymaster

      Hi Norm,

      The general approach can apply, but the parts specific to recording sources in your software won’t.

      The makers of MacFamilyTree have made some poor choices with respect to source citation and GEDCOM import/export. It’s among my least recommended genealogy applications.

      —-Ben >@<

  • #1661

    Mark Cunningham
    Participant

    Hey Norm,

    The concepts are independent of any software. That said, I’m not familiar with MacFamilyTree 8 but as long as you can create/edit a source structure/fields you can create your own source with the appropriate fields.

  • #1670

    Norm Copeland
    Participant

    Thanks Ben and Mark – very helpful. I’ve been regularly exporting from MacFamilyTree and into TNG. Do you have any experience with it?

    Do you recall what the glaring issues with MacFamilyTree’s GEDCOM import/export? I’ve put a ton of time into it already and want to know what I’m up against if I try to move.

    Thank you!

  • #1671

    Ben
    Keymaster

    Hi Norm,

    There are so many! See Keith Riggle’s article on GenealogyTools.com for our latest testing results (it’s been updated for version 8):

    Family Tree Software Alternatives, Part 5: MacFamilyTree 8 (Updated 3 May 2016)

    I’ve not tested TNG because it’s not genealogy research software. As you know it’s purpose is setting up and maintaining a genealogical website.

    —-Ben >@<

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