Eller Chronicles May 94 SE 4
The Eller Chronicles
|Vol. VIII NO 2. SE||THE ELLER FAMILY ASSOCIATION||MAY 1994 SE|
Page -SE xv.
|ELLER CONFERENCE III - PORTLAND OREGON ||14-18 JULY 1993
RE: HENRY & ELIZABETH BIGLER ELLER FAMILY HISTORY - NEW COMPUTER PROGRAM
FORMAT - COPY BEING SUBMITTED TO ELLER ASSOCIATION
BY: Clarice V. ELLER Stanley, 605 Vine St., Martins Ferry, OH 43935
At the ELLER Conference II, Estes Park, Colorado I submitted a Computerized Family History of Henry & Elizabeth BIGLER ELLER. There have been a few additions since that time; however Information is still needed on their children; especially their oldest son Joseph ELLER.
The purpose of this report is to tell you about a new computer program that I have obtained recently that uses the data of my Personal Ancestral File Program obtained from the L.D.S. Family History Dept. which has already been entered. It is called PAF Ability, and prints in a new format. Instead of Family Group Records and Notes to follow; It Is a modified version of the "Register" or "New England System" used by the "New York Genealogical and Biographical Quarterly", and prints by Generation with different numbering system. After Individuals are named along with personal data, the notes follow immediately, making it easier to read and understand.
In comparison this version Is much smaller than the original submitted. This copy has 47 pages, including 5 pages of Index. The other one has some 215 pages of actual data Including a Descendancy Chart of 10 pages. There was no Index. Of course I included personal documents in the original, making it almost two inches thick.
Examples are being submitted for your examination. Also, in case it might be of interest, I am including a page giving information where these Genealogy Programs may be obtained. The Personal Ancestral File Is from L.D.S. as mentioned previously; and the new PAF Ability from an individual in Maryland.
I am sure there are other programs that would be just as satisfactory, and I have seen them advertised. This is merely to tell you about what does the job for me. I have also done my husband's family; and hope to do other ancestral lines.
In closing, Good Luck in your own Research; and I present my latest version of the HENRY & ELIZABETH BIGLER ELLER FAMILY HISTORY to the ELLER FAMILY ASSOCIATION.
TO: WHOM IT MAY CONCERN || MAY 1993 |
Clarice V. (Eller) Stanley, 605 Vine St., Martins Ferry, OH 43935
SUBJECT: GENEALOGY COMPUTER PROGRAMS - USED FOR ELLER FAMILY HISTORY
PERSONAL ANCESTRAL FILE (PAF 2.2) obtained from:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Family History Department
Ancestral File Operations Unit, 22.2
50 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 Phone: (801) 240-2584
Originally bought 2.1 Version at $35.00 which Included Manual In 1988.
Updated 2.2 Version Diskettes cost $5.00 plus $8.00 for Manual - $13.00 in 1989 (Copyright 1986, 1988, 1989)
I do not know the cost as of now; however probably around $45.00? LDS does not advertise; therefore making their program much cheaper.
When ordering, you advise the type of computer that you have, and size of diskettes, etc.
Item of further Interest - The Family Group Sheets, as well as the personal data entry screen will show Fields for Dates of Baptism, Endowment and Seal. This Is for those who wish to submit family records to the LDS Temple. IN CONFIGURATION, YOU CAN ELIMINATE THESE LDS ORDINANCE FIELDS, AND THEY WILL NOT APPEAR ON THE SCREEN OR REPORTS!
FOR THE INDEXING PROGRAM WHICH USES "PAF" DATA, OBTAIN THE FOLLOWING FROM:
| PAFAbility, Version 2.0 || Copyright (c) 1991, 1992 |
Barbara A. Bennett
6426 Pound Apple Court
Columbia, MD 21045-5414
| Phone: (410) 381-1735 |
CREATE MODIFIED-REGISTER FORMAT GENEALOGIES FROM YOUR PAF DATA FILES.
COMPATIBLE WITH PERSONAL ANCESTRAL FILE 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2.
Cost as of April 1993 - $10.00, plus $2.00 s&h.
System Requirements for PAFAbillty Version 2.0:
Computer with IBM-DOS or MS-DOS operating system, version 3.0 or higher.
Personal Ancestral File Data Files
Optional: Expanded memory, mouse, printer.
How to read the Record System Report
The Record System, sometimes called the Modified Register System, is a numbering system used in compiled genealogies. It is a modified version of the "Register" or "New England System" used by the "New England Historical and Genealogical Register". Its use was pioneered by the "New York Genealogical and Biographical Record". It is also used in the "National Genealogical Society Quarterly". The report created by PAFAbility differs from the standard in that no distinction is made between male and female descendant lines (both are carried to their conclusion) and only the name of a child is shown if the child's line is continued.
Created by PAFAbility
In the list of children of an individual, each child is assigned a small case Roman numeral (i, ii, etc.) to indicate birth order. Each individual is also assigned a unique Arabic numeral (1, 2, etc) which precedes the birth-order number. If a child has descendants, then just the name is shown and a plus sign (+) is placed next to the Arabic number to indicate that the line is continued later in the report.
1 Common ancestor
Children by 1st wife
+2 i First child
Children by 2nd wife
3 ii Second child
2 First child of #1
+4 i First child of #2
4 First child of #2
5 i First child of #4
The index to the report lists the unique Arabic number assigned to the individual. If the number is followed by an "S", then the individual is the spouse of the person with that number (spouses are not given unique numbers). Then the individual's name is listed and the page(s) where he can be found. In this version of the report, women are listed by their maiden names only.
This modified Register System report was prepared using the PAFAbility program written by Barbara Bennett from the Personal Ancestral File data of Clarice V. Stanley, 605 Vine St., Martins Ferry, Oh 43935.
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