One of my objectives for attending the Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank California was to review and compare new genealogy software programs. There are about 4-5 popular programs out there and even some interesting "independents". But for reasons I may blog about at another time --- I chose to purchase, install and populate Root Magic 4 with my family information.
So far I am finding RootsMagic easy to learn and to apply to my trees. There was a convenient import ged.com button and zip there was my data. Of special interest for me was the "problems found" button. I used this feature in my old Legacy program. I used this feature often. I was so excited when I applied it to my current data. The results reported I had very few "problems". I was able to drop these "problems" in my (rootmagic provided) to-do list. With the problems residing on my rootmagic "to do list", these issues will be readily available to retrieve. This allows me to review and correct these issues when I can focus on them with more time.
My previous experiences have included working on one individual research subject and out of the corner of my eye noticing a questionable date/place/relationship. At that time I had several choices to make 1) I could stop what I was working on and resolve the issue immediately hoping to resolve it fast as not to lose my primary train of research or 2) jot down the discrepancy on a notebook, I keep close to the computer, to find and correct the concern later, 3) write something stupid in the spot like "silly silly" or "you gotta be kidding" hoping that when I get a chance I find all my "flags" to correct or 4) my favorite --- tell myself to just put that "problem" in my memory and KNOW I will be able to retrieve the issue in a day or two.
I will be taking classes and doing my own home experiencing on RootsMagic. Crunch Crunch back to work I go------