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The {{man label|Tiny Tafel}} report (ListeEclair) provides a compact way of describing the main surnames found in a place and in what years for a family genealogy, which can be read by humans and matched by computers using a Tafel Matching Systemdatabase.
The concept was to catalog areas of interest in genealogical research collections. It was a compromise between rows which can be read by humans and those that can be automatically interpreted by computers using a Tafel Matching System.
This report in Gramps is not in the classic Tiny Tafel format. Rather, it is the same category of data identifying collected in a form for easy sharing via eMail or posting to Social Networking Services.
{{man tip|Loan words found in English from German and French|The term "tafel" is a German word meaning "Table". "Liste Eclair" is a French phrase meaning "Lighting List.}}
Jimmy D. Roberts (b. ~1940)
7325 Ortega Hills Dr.
Jacksonville FL 32244-4631
(904) 317-2768
The following is summarized from the 2000 article ''What Is A Tiny Tafel Report?'' published on by Jimmy D. Roberts Sr.:
The ''Tiny-Tafel for Database Scope Indexing'' article was printed in the April-May-June 1986 issue (vol.5, no.4) of ''[ Genealogical Computing]'' magazine (acquired by Ancestry in July 1886) authored by Paul Arthur Andereck 1928-2007, that magazine's editor. The [ Tiny Tafel] text file specification was developed by Commsoft in 1986. Originally, the <code>.tt</code> text file format had a header with submitter contact identification followed by a simple table of a [[Gramps_{{man version}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Gramplets#SoundEx|SoundEx code]] for the surname, beginning date, end date and the locality.
One of the driving forces in developing the tiny tafel was to implement a very standardized database that could compare tiny tafels and provide a report on matches. The '''Tafel Matching System''' was developed to do this. The original tiny tafel text files were intended for sharing with early online services and [ Bulletin Board Systems] (BBSes). The format evolved as the technology changed. There were a number of bulletin boards around the country that had the Tafel Matching System installed.
N John Smith
A 123 Any St.
A Anytown, NY 12345
T 212-555-1212
Z 3
A160 1813*1850*AVERY\ Hampshire, England/Hampshire, England
M635 1810*1850*MARTIN\ Armagh, Ireland/Grey County, Ontario, Canada
S530 1920*1948*SMITH\ Brock, Saskatchewan, Canada/San Jose, CA, USA
W 24 May 1997</pre>
The SoundEx codes above are described: [ A160] [ M635] [ S530]
The format began with header lines. Headers contained some basic identification: the researcher's name (N), address (A), and telephone number (T). Following these required lines are optional lines. They can include (S) giving more information about the communication system. For example, it could include an e-mail address and/or Web page address.
The optional lines are followed by a required line (Z), which gives the count of data lines. Those data lines follow (described below), and finally a closing line (W) with the freshness date for the file.
The data lines might contain:<table>
<tr><th align=right>data description</th><th>&bull;</th><th align=left>format</th></tr>
<tr><td align=right>Soundex code for surname</td><th>&bull;</th><td>(4 characters)</td></tr>
<tr><td align=right>Space delimiter</td><th>&bull;</th><td>(1 space)</td></tr>
<tr><td align=right>Earliest ancestor birth year</td><th>&bull;</th><td>(4 numbers yyyy)</td></tr>
<tr><td align=right>Ancestor interest level</td><th>&bull;</th><td>(1 character)</td></tr>
<tr><td align=right>Latest descendant birth year</td><th>&bull;</th><td>(4 numbers yyyy)</td></tr>
<tr><td align=right>Descendant interest level</td><th>&bull;</th><td>(1 character)</td></tr>
<tr><td align=right>Surname</td><th>&bull;</th><td>(variable length)</td></tr>
<tr><td align=right>\ Ancestor birth place</td><th>&bull;</th><td>(variable length)</td></tr>
<tr><td align=right>/Descendant birth place</td><th>&bull;</th><td>(variable length)</td></tr>
== Usage ==
Select {{man menu|Reports > Text Reports > Tiny Tafel...}} to run the report.
==See also==
*[ Tiny Tafel] - Wikipedia
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