According to the FTM Mac 3 Companion Guide “A repository is the location where an original source exists. This could be a library, archive, county courthouse, or cousin’s home.” From other gleanings a Repository should be a location where Documents are housed.
Initially I thought that my Person Sources (people that have shared info with me) should go in Repositories. I added their names and contact info and then figured out that this really wasn’t a good idea because the contact info is published and to my knowledge there isn’t a way to privatize repositories.
So… Here’s what I did for each one:
- Copied all the contact info over to a text file to hold it temporarily. I definitely don’t want to lose that info!
- Clicked on the Usage button to which Sources they were attached too. I did a Screen Print using SHFT CTRL 4 to save that info.
- Closed the Repository window and opened the Sources tab. Locate each of the Sources on the Screen Print and detach the Repository from the Source.
- After you have unattached the Repository from all of the Sources, reopen Manage Repository and check the usage again.
- Delete the Repository.
- Continue through all Repositories.
This should leave a nice clean list. Spring cleaning early!