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A GED file was exported from FTM 2006/16 and this file became the standard to test the import capabilities of FTM 2006/16, Legacy 7.0, FTM 2008, and FTM 2009. By using this standard file and the four programs then one can determine the speed of import for each program as shown in the following table.
|Time to import GED file||Time to export GED file||CPU utilized by pgm.|
|FTM 2006/16||21 min||4 min 50 sec||Low|
|Legacy 7.0(22.214.171.124)||62 mim||17 min 15 sec||Low|
|FTM 2008 (126.96.36.1995)||342 min||13 min 30 sec||Very High 100%|
|FTM 2009(188.8.131.52)||312 min||14 min 30 sec||Low|
Not much improvement in the import speed for large files. The time taken to do the individuals is only about 6 min but the time to do the marriages is where all of the time is spent and this shows that a very inefficient process is being used to locate the persons in the database. Much improvement needs to be done on this!!!!
I believe the basic problem is the use of the Microsoft "new" technology instead of traditional code
The report presently used in FTM-2009 is the first one in the list while the second one(shown in bold) is not present. I use the second one as all persons who are descendants are numbered while the first report only those that have descendants are numbered making it impossible to determine the total number of descendants unless you manually count them.
Reports not previously present in FTM are:
1.1 Male Y-DNA Chart. Two types are available called Standard and the other is Carriers Only. I have to use Legacy Charting Companion for these charts which makes it difficult to include them in any book
1.2 Female mt-DNA Chart. Two types are available called Standard and the other is Carriers Only. I have to use Legacy Charting Companion for these charts which makes it difficult to include them in any book
FTM needs to address the inclusion of the DNA charts as this is a very important and new tool for the genealogist.