My name is Brad and I've been living and breathing FileMaker databases since 2000, when I was first introduced to the software in my work place to store linguistic corpora and other language-related databases for linguistic research.
The great thing about FileMaker is its accessibility. In my experience, most people who learn the basics get the hang of it quickly and can almost immediately start coverting their Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, hand-written notes, into usuable databases. Some, including myself, even get hooked
I'll be helping out in this forum and am happy to answer, or at least try to answer, any questions you may have.