I have asked this question for 2-3 years but now I'm at the breaking point and after 30 years of kinfolk hunting, I may have to just quit.
I don't have a clue why this is happening but at least 1 of every 10 persons I pull up in PAF 5.2180 has no notes especially those that were entered before 2005. I am a diligent note maker - in my family you have to be!
In 2001, I worked 8-10 hours per day for almost a year researching my 2 uncles and their 2 sisters who were in Sabine Parish LA when it was formed. In true Anderson tradition their children and grandchildren intermarried for 3-5 generations. It was a difficult and painstaking task and I spent a lot of money proving who was who but I was able to prove by document every single descendant through 1920 and some to the present.
Four days ago I pulled up Uncle Jeff and all of my notes were GONE !!! Not only for him but all of his descendants - ditto for Uncle Wade.
Hope, hope.... does PAF 5.2180 remove notes and store them some where in the program? Is there a "size limit" on the amount of notes PAF 5.2180 can store on the notes screen? Is there a "size limit" on the amount of notes PAF 5.2180 can store in each database? Does saving my databses as a "zip file" possibly have something to do with the missing notes?
You can imagine my heartache and devastation.......if there is nothing I can do to stop this, I will just have to QUIT because I'll end up just re-researching everyone in my databases and it will never end.
Obviously I am not very computer savvy but I do know how to use PAF basics as I started with 2.31 back in 1994. I do not use any of the fancier features like multimedia and every entry in my databases was entered one-by-one..... I have never imported anything.