ANSI74 to ANSI85 Differences

In writing the retro-style genealogy app, I was reviewing an older text-book from Internet Archives, "Structured COBOL programming : for the year 2000 and beyond", by Stern and Stern (9th edition), introduced a new approach to reading and processing a sequential file in ANS85. The usual approach in ANS74 was as follows; MAIN. OPEN INPUT …

Retrogen with Events

Recently, I have reviewing the GEDCOM standard and was pleased to see a section detailing all the valid event tags for individuals and families. Some of the events are undated in that they are used for facts, but generally speaking, most are for events. These tags are loaded into a table along with their title …

Introducing RetroGen

Yesterday, we announced a new application being developed that is retro-styled and written to allow genealogists with much older equipment to work on their family tree being compliant to the GEDCOM standards, free from application nuances and fast. Today, the structure of the loading is outlined since the successful loading of the GEDCOM file is …