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Offline Gary2017

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Re: Need a reliable Database for One-Name Study
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 12 March 17 23:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi LadyJane -  Thanks for your reply.  I will take another look at Access based on your snapshot - I do like that it can be customized.  I still have to look at Ancestral Quest as well.  I contacted Custodian 4 and asked if they have any "patches" to fix the program bugs; I'm waiting for their reply at the moment.  If they could fix it, I would definitely use their program. But I just can't take the chance of my data magically disappearing as it does now using their program.  Thanks again - you have been very helpful!  ;-)

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Re: Need a reliable Database for One-Name Study
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 09 April 17 16:27 BST (UK) »
Was reading this topic with interest...I use RootsMagic for making family groups and Google Sheets for  everything else. There are some differences between Excel and Sheets, but not enough to overcome the portability of Sheets. I don't know anything about Access, though. Can someone perhaps elaborate on the benefits of Access over Excel from a ONS perspective? TY!

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Re: Need a reliable Database for One-Name Study
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 09 April 17 20:22 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I don't know much about Excel except that it's a flat, spreadsheet program. Whereas, Access has many layers. But Access also has a steep learning curve but the better option, once it is mastered. I tried Custodian 1-4 which is good for large amounts of data but I found a number of bugs that makes the program unreliable, in my case. Hope this helps!

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Re: Need a reliable Database for One-Name Study
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 09 April 17 21:08 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the reply. I'll take a look at Access via YouTube. I use OpenOffice or Google's Sheets but never thought of doing anything with any more depth or really grasp why it might be useful.