I have some backups. I'm not certain which backup is the latest version. The data was in Personal Ancestral File (PAF). On my old computer I don't have a copy of my maternal line available to PAF. As a matter of fact I can't remember how long ago it was when I last looked at this information with PAF.
Yesterday, I found three backup floppies with the latest backup dated, 24 Aug 1998. Using the old computer I created a folder to house the files that make up my maternal line and I loaded the backup file into PAF. It worked. I recovered a copy of the information that I can access with PAF.
Unfortunately moving the information from PAF to RootsMagic isn't a simple matter. There are edits that need to be accomplished to get ready. From past experience, with larger files, I know that this task can take several days, if not weeks.
- I want to add the county abbreviation, "Co.," to county names.
- I want to expand cemetery names to eliminate truncation.
- And, most important of all I need to edit the textual information in the Note fields so word wrap will work in RootsMagic.
16 October 2014