Re: Historical research database
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Steve Hayes" <hayesstw@...> wrote:
>RM: I've just checked and see that it's 5.5 I'm using.
> On 1 Dec 2009 at 8:00, ray_murphy aus wrote:
> > --- In email@example.com, "Steve Hayes" <hayesstw@> wrote:
> > >
> > [.....]
> > > OK, I downloaded it and had a look at it, but didn't manage to get it to
> > > work.
> > >
> > > It seemed to make a hash of the GEDCOM file, mixing up people and sources.
> > >
> > > When I tried to save it, it reported "subscript out of range"
> > RM: Thanks. It sounds like we are using gedcoms that are formatted
> > differently. I have no idea how many different formats are in use, so I wonder
> > if you would be able to email or upload or point to the gedcom style you used?
> I used GEDCOM 5.5, but could try with 4.0.
The program merely grabs all names that are formatted like this:
1 NAME Arthur /HARRISON/
and (for now) ignores all else in the gedcom.
- --- 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.