Who do you print FGS for?
Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:53 PM
Is a FGS printed for married couples with no children, or is the info only recorded on the applicable parent's FGS?
I'm just curious...
Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:06 AM
1. FGS is electronically transferred to my research report created in word...
2. Also if I am working on a lot of sources that I have not entered/documented in RM which has a lot of information to add to a family, I will print a FGS out and use that as my note taking sheet before entering the data into RM. I only print the main Sheets and the sources [ about 4 pages]. When work is transferred to RM then the FGS goes into the individual direct line or children of DL file. Stating on the hard copy FGS, the date I entered the information into RM and worked on.
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Using FO and RM since FO2.0 = Researching the families of William DeCoursey/cy b. 1756 Baltimore Co. MD found father Leonard DeCause..
Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:46 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:48 PM
If I was printing the FGS in ink to give to someone else and trying to save number of pages, and I had no data on the spouse other than the name and marriage date or other family facts which will print with the child, I might consider not printing a separate FGS.
If there are individual facts, such as birth date, other individual facts, or parents, I would print a separate FGS.
I don't know if there is a "standard procedure" for this in the genealogy world or if any of the societies have a standard,
There isn't much agreement on much of anything as a standard in the genealogy world. And, if some of the societies do have standards for printing FGS sheets, those standards will probably not agree with any other society's standard, you may as well please yourself unless you are submitting FGS sheets to a particular society.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:00 PM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:16 PM
For a single person, you could print a Individual summary report, if you choose.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:04 PM
It is all a matter of preference. Each person finds an approach to managing their files, forms, and documents. For me, the binders became much too cumbersome to be of any real use, especially once I started taking trips to do research.