Re: [gensoft] Re: Historical research database
- On 30 Nov 2009 at 0:18, ray_murphy aus wrote:
> I've just made a very small, new, stand alone application for entering eventWhy not upload it in the files section of the forum so that others can look
> data rapidly if you want to try it out to see if it could be knocked into
> shape somehow for genealogy.
> It will work on Win XP and later and requires a gedcom to be copied an
> re-named and placed on C Drive so it can read all the names to form a
> It writes only one file - a text file of the names and the events + dates that
> are entered. Nothing else at all goes on your PC. It's time-limited for 3
> months so that old prototypes are not floating around for years and it's not
> for distribution. It displays a summary of all the categories (the ones in
> your Access program) and the number of people who are listed with each one.
at it and comment too?
There is a specfial section for "try out" programs and things like that.
Phone: 083-342-3563 or 012-333-6727
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "ray_murphy aus" <raymurph@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "Steve Hayes" <hayesstw@> wrote:
> > On 3 Dec 2009 at 19:11, ray_murphy aus wrote:
> > > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Steve Hayes" <hayesstw@> wrote:
> RM: I've already got that test VB program working and displaying all the required events, sources and people, but as it turned out, it didn't need MS Access or its complex linkage system at all.[....]
> The user-interface being used would be the same under any system,
> and irrespective of what was happening in the background with tables,
> linkages or arrays.
A much better version of the VB program has been uploaded to the Files section of this group's website. It's called "GENEVENTS2"
It can be used to store literally anything that one could ever imagine because users can add their own categories for Events, Facts or Relationships between people.
Any date system can be used, but if full automatic sorting is required for print-outs, then we need to use the YYYY,MM,DD format. If however some dates are not in the correct format (and order in a printout) then they can be simply re-positioned by Copy/Paste in the print-out panel.
If "Connected People" are required for event descriptions, then just click on their names and they will be automatically inserted.
If Sources of information are required for events etc, then they simply need to be entered with the event.
The program has a concise Help section in the Menu, so most questions will be answered there.
This latest version should make it easy for anyone to create a database with a SUITABLE 5.5 Gedcom and start seeing future potential or current weaknesses with the system.