You can search for any word, similar to Folio Views, on each individual CD
but not across the set with the advanced viewer that has been available
since version 3 of the viewer was released. It was using the advanced
search facility that has enabled me to find families without using the
surname and simply the first names.
However I am surprised that no one as mentioned the one major difference
between the two and this that the Scottish records included in the CD set
are not available on the LDS site.
I, like Jeanne have the 1881 installed on my hard drive. Well twice infact!
Once on my hard drive on my desktop machine and also on a separate external
2.5in drive that goes with my laptop. Means that I can use the 1881 while
travelling. Not easy trying to access the LDS site from a 9.6k modem in my
mobile phone !!
Will be covering some of this in my lecture the weekend !
From: Graham Lewis [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 27 January 2004 21:27
Subject: Re: [SoG] FamilySearch on the Internet & CD-ROM
I accept that - if you have Folio Views - there may be no contest, but
that's quite an expensive program for most individuals or even societies to
buy simply to get this extra functionality. Or are you saying that the
normal Mormon Viewer (I think it's at Version 4 now) can do the same?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeanne Bunting UK" <firgrove(a)compuserve.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 3:20 AM
Subject: RE: [SoG] FamilySearch on the Internet & CD-ROM
>> If you mean usability, there is no contest - online is better,
especially if you have broadband internet access. No disc swapping.<<
I don't have to swap discs! I have the whole 1881 on my hard drive. What
is more, not only can I use the Advanced Search on the regional CDs (which
is not available on the Internet version), I can also use Folio Views to
search the entire census in one go. I can also copy and paste an entire
village/registration district into a word-processing program.
So for me, to, there is no contest - give me the CD version any time!