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Desired improvements to Family Tree Maker 2014
Posted by: Fred Meek (ID *****3328) Date: June 03, 2013 at 18:31:04
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Database management is an important part of my real job and FTM has deficiencies in this area. My genealogy has grown so much I decided to split it into 8 separate FTM trees so it would be easier to work. For instance, if all of a particular part of my family is from a small area, the only places I want to see when I open that tree are the ones in that area. I exported selected individuals to Gedcom to make the subdivided trees.

It would be nice if someday, the sources, places, and media in the Gedcom exported were only for the people in the export instead of all places, etc that you have ever entered for any individual. It would also be nice if you had the ability to delete more than one person, place, or thing at a time. I have had to do a lot of one by one deleting of people, sources, locations, and media that do not apply to the tree they are in. It would also be nice if there was an acquaintance category for people. There are people I want in my tree just because they were good friends of my ancestors and what they did is related to what my ancestors were doing so I need to track them.


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