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FTM 2012: Understanding 'Places'

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FTM 2012: Understanding 'Places'

Posted: 1330131994000
Classification: Query
New FTM2012 user having a little trouble understanding the concept behind 'Places'.....

Am I wrong in thinking the design of the system for Places is VERY event driven? I.e., Places automatically appear in the Places list if they're tied to a birthdate, death, etc.

But......if I want to just add a Place that was a significant part of my life, but I wasn't born there, didn't die there, didn't graduate from high school there, or some such, getting them to appear in the Places list is a little more effort than it should be.(??)

I have discovered that I can create an 'Address Fact' and tie it to me and it will appear in Places list. But linking/tieing that address to anyone else in my immediate family doesn't seem doable(?....even though it's every bit as important in their lives as mine.

For example, I was born in Nashville, Tn, but we moved away from there when I was ~ 6 months old. Hence, I have no recollection of the place at all. But yet, just including that piece of info for my birth makes it appear in the Places list. By contrast, I spent my 'formative years' at 82 Stondybrook Lane in Bedrock, Pa. MANY family memories of that location...yet it seems I have to jump through hoops to include it in my life's history.

Am I missing something in the functionality of the program?

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