03 February 2017

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker User Group meeting, February 12, 2017

from Dick Humphrey, leader of the FTM User Group.

Finding Your ‘Place’ in Family Tree Maker
Place names are an important part of identifying facts and events. How good is it knowing that grand papa was a farmer without understanding whether it was on the Kansas plains or in the Appalachian hill country or in rural Scotland. It makes a difference!  Family Tree Maker, like all genealogy apps, makes provision to record place names for all facts linked to individuals. In return, we want to know all the things that occurred at a given place or who lived in a particular county over time.
The Feb 12 user group session will cover some of the finer points of entering place names, the use of Fastfields to eliminate spelling differences and greatly speed up data entry. “Resolved” places in FTM can be displayed hierarchically with sublevels – like computer folders and their subfolders – making it possible to easily list everything in a county, state or even a country. The special Place Detail field allows street addresses and cemetery names to appear under the town and city names where they occur. Join us – to become acquainted with these FTM features or to clear away some of the cobwebs about data entry with place names.

User group leader, Dick Humphrey, will be at the library by 2:30 pm to chat and provide FTM assistance.

Sunday, February 12, 2017
4:00-6:00pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504
818-843-7247

Cross Street Glenoaks

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