I don't know why I feel so challenged by RootsMagic. Perhaps it's because Personal Ancestral File (PAF) was so simple; or because I was familiar with it; or because I was using it in the simplest way possible. RootsMagic seems big, encompassing, powerful, and overwhelming. The fact is I want to get it right the first time, without mistakes, so I don't have to redo the work.
But maybe it's just me, imagining that it's harder than it is. I entered a death fact for an individual in RootsMagic yesterday, then added a source, an obituary, and transcribed it. All went well. I went to the person, clicked on "Add a Fact," chose "Death," added the date and location, then went to "Source" and chose "Obituary/Newspaper Item," entered the source information and transcribed it. Easy, really. Of course, I don't yet know how to link that source to other facts about the person or to other people. But any step in the right direction is a step forward.
Now, on to the Civil War Pension File.