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    Unhappy Family Tree Maker 2011 Date Problem

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    Have just purchased 2011 FTM for 29.99 and get 6 months membership to A------y worth (113.00), good buy I thought. Trouble is that I have 4 Trees on A------y so I decided to download the smallest of my trees to the new FTM 2011 on my PC. Everything was fine until I opened it up last night to do some work on it and low and behold there was a list of all my entry's from that tree which had a custom date attached that worked fine on A------y. e.g. If someone in my tree's birth was registered in the 1 quarter of the year I simple wrote it as Q1 1856 and the place in which it accured and attached the page in the records as evidence (if I didn't know the exact birth date, Marriage, or death date). This has worked well for the past 6 years on A-----y without any problems, but when i copied the file to my pc it's thrown up a list of all the dates with my custom date on them. Error message ...Unrecognized date for the Birth fact: March 1849 I had entered Q1 1849 as his birth date on A------y which went in fine but I have tried to edit in ftm 2011 but to no effect, as anyone else had this problem I have 187 of these errors in the same tree. Can anyone suggest anything or will I have to alter all the custom dates in my tree and then copy them over again

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    I think you have to enter "BET Jan - Mar" or Abt. for about - I think it's in the instructions somewhere.

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    Family Tree Maker doesn't recognise the word "Qtr"
    I normally enter Jan-Mar 1850 and ftm prints it out as 'between Jan - Mar 1850'.
    You could just enter the year on the family page for each person and in the 'notes' you can put which quarter and the year.

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    Thanks to both of you for your input, think I'll get in touch with Ftm and axxxxxxy and see what they have to say. I'll let you know in about 6 weeks when they should have replied by then will

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