The next step in this study is to show some of my source citations created by the FTM 2011 source templates so that I can compare them to the source templates created by other programs from a GEDCOM file of my FTM 2011 database.
In other words, how mangled do my carefully crafted source citations get mangled when they are exported from FTM 2011 to other programs. I must note that any differences are not solely the fault of either of the programs involved - it means that their GEDCOM export and import processes are different.
Why do this? Well, I still have more than 500 source groups to convert from free-form sources to template sources, and I want to know if it is worth my time to convert them. And if I do, which sources get mangled through GEDCOM to another program or to an online family tree. Or, am I stuck with using FTM 2011 once I've used their source templates?
Here are some of my source citations created by the FTM 2011 templates:
Vital records index
1930 U.S. census, population schedule, NARA microfilm publication T626, San Diego County, California, San Diego city; ED 116, Sheet 5A, Dwelling #142, Family #148, Lyle L. Carringer household, Roll 192; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com).