--- In FHCNET@yahoogroups.com
, "phyllisgalloway" <family55@...> wrote:
> I just had my branch president order the whole set of PRF for our FHC.
> It cost alot, why would they not stop selling these if they are getting
> ready to put them on the net on Family Search. I feel this just should
> not have happened. Our branch is small and it took alot of money from
> us to buy these. Can they be sent back and the money refunded.
> >When New Family Search is released, all the information that has been
> >recorded on the previous PRF CDs will be included there.
Sorry to the group for my previous terse reply. My cursor hit send
mid-reply instead of another button.
Hello, I am the Product Specialist for Pedigree Resource File at
Progeny Software. We process the data for the Church. I just read the
digest on July 5th regarding all the PRF postings. Here are my comments:
Re: PRF submission still showing only 'received' six months later.
We are continuing to process data for Pedigree Resource File. Data
is processed as quickly as possible and sometimes there are
unavoidable technical delays. Also, since DVD 126 released, there are
now 5 million persons per disk. Therefore it is naturally going to
take longer to fill one. (There used to be one million names per CD
Re: Accessing PRF data via other programs or FamilySearch.org
Access is limited to the vital statistics on a person. The notes and
sources can sometimes be crucial. I have seen many occasions where
the notes are very detailed and sources can be the same.
I have a personal testimony of the value of the data on the disks that
cannot be accessed online. I have a ggandmother, known to me but not
to the submitter. The entire family group was on PRF except my
grandmother. I did not have her parent's names. I searched the notes
for her surname in my province. Always on the lookout for her surname
in that general area, I spotted a few. This is the family group that
I spoke about. In the notes for one of the sons was mention that he
lived on his father's original homestead in Ohio, now named Simpson's
Corner after his father, John Simpson. I did not know the place name
had changed after the record I consulted.
I used this personal example during a sacrament talk. When finished,
an elderly gentleman who I knew quite well stopped me and said "Will
Simpson? Of Simpson's Corner??" I said yes, and waited. He had an
awestruck look on his face. "I knew him. I met him when I was a
little boy about 5 years old. He was very old, and seemed a nice man.
I didn't know he had a sister. I only met him once, he shook my
hand." You could have knocked me over with a feather. Suddenly facts
and figures fell away and an indescribable feeling overtook me.
It never occurred to me before to ask him about a surname that was not
related to him, even though my friend had grown up close by. I was so
used to looking for the deceased that I never thought about the living
memory. Armed with more clues, I was able to successfully continue
my research. Only by finding her brother's note did this happen.
Value in the notes? It was to me.
Re: Will there be more PRF's?
Yes. See above.
Re: "...I do not know if it is related or not, but currently I have
not been able to download a gedcom from the PRF files on the internet,
as the choice has been removed. I would love to hear if others are
having the same experience or if there is a work around...."
Pedigree Resoure File can create GEDCOM files of an entire submission,
or ancestors or descendants of the subject. Notes and sources are
Re Refund available?
Contact the distribution center and ask them what the policy is. See
Gary Templeman's reply.
I hope this is helpful to you.
Progeny Software Inc.