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#1 bookwalk

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:33 AM

The new source synching with Family Tree ONLY synchs with the "Vital" events (birth, christening, marriage, death, burial) and not with any other events or facts.

Will this ever be added later?

If do, does that mean we would have to re-sync our entire database for the additional sources all over again?

#2 Laura

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:04 AM

RootsMagic has to comply with the LDS API. LDS programmers make the choices. Perhaps you should take this up with LDS.

#3 Renee Zamora

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:30 AM

We have a Knowledge Base article that should answer your questions.
http://support.roots...rch-Family-Tree

Transferring sources between RootsMagic and FamilySearch Family Tree

RootsMagic 6.2 and later allows you to view the sources for a RootsMagic person and a FamilySearch Family Tree person side by side, as well as transferring those sources back and forth.

RootsMagic and FamilySearch treat sources in very different ways, which may lead to some confusion when trying to transfer sources back and forth. Here is an overview of some of those differences and issues you may encounter.
  • FamilySearch Family Tree only allows sources to be "attached" to people and families (not events like in RootsMagic).
  • A source "attached" to a person in FamilySearch can also be "tagged to" 6 different items: name, gender, birth, christening, death, and burial. This tagging only tags the fact "type" on FamilySearch, not a fact itself. This means if you tag the Name with a source, it is tagged to all names, not just a specific name.
  • FamilySearch currently does not support tagging any other fact type with sources, so you can't attach or tag a marriage event, occupation event, etc. on FamilySearch.
  • FamilySearch sources do not have fields to support repositories, many of the text/comments fields provided in RootsMagic, media, etc. When transferring a source to FamilySearch, RootsMagic will attempt to send as much information as FamilySearch is capable of holding.
  • FamilySearch supports one (1) URL per source. If you transfer a source which has WebTags attached, RootsMagic will send the first WebTag URL for the source to FamilySearch. Note that RootsMagic uses the master source WebTags and not the specific source detail WebTags since the FamilySearch source will not be attached to specific facts.
  • When adding a new source to FamilySearch, you can "attach" the source to the person or families, and "tag" the source to any of the supported facts all at once. If you "tag" a fact type RootsMagic will automatically "attach" the source to the person for you as well.
  • When bringing a source into RootsMagic from FamilySearch, you can attach it to the person or any of his / her facts at the same time. RootsMagic will create a "free form" source since FamilySearch does not support templates.

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#4 Laura

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:51 AM

Thanks, Renee.

What parts of the Master source does RM use to create the source?

Is the name of the source on FamilySearch the name of the source in RootsMagic?

If the RootsMagic user uses free form sources, is the source for FamilySearch Family Tree created from the Footnote, Short Footnote, or Bibliograhy and the source details? If someone wanted to add the Repositories, what section of the Master source would they enter that into?

#5 Renee Zamora

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:01 PM

What parts of the Master source does RM use to create the source?

It will include the full footnote so that is the Master Source and Source Details. Then it also includes the Master Source Text and 1st WebTag. It's not accepting anything else right now.

Is the name of the source on FamilySearch the name of the source in RootsMagic?


Yes, but don't forget you can always edit it later.

If the RootsMagic user uses free form sources, is the source for FamilySearch Family Tree created from the Footnote, Short Footnote, or Bibliograhy and the source details? If someone wanted to add the Repositories, what section of the Master source would they enter that into?


Picture this, on the Edit Source page the mention of the Repository has to be listed anywhere on the Citation Tab or on the Master Text Tab - but only under the "Source Text" section, not the Source Comments for it to show up on Family Tree sources. If you needed to you could make a WebTag on the Master Text Tab too.
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#6 Laura

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:31 PM

Renee, thanks for the clarification. That is very helpful in understanding what changes in Source entry might be necessary, especially in Master text, if I decided to upload to FamilySearch Family Tree.


I already put all the Repositories for a source in the Master text for a quick reference. A practice I started in Family Origins.


Any repositories or other data in the Master text that I don't want uploaded would need to be moved to the Source Comments.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:55 AM

Instead of RM always uploading the WebTag URL associated with the Master Source can a change be implemented (fairly soon) to either allow the user to choose (Master Source or Source Detail) OR if the Master Source does NOT have a WebTag URL use the WebTag URL from the Source Detail. I think this would be of great benefit to most users since most users do NOT use extreme splitting of sources.

#8 Renee Zamora

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:27 AM

Confirming enhancement request is in our tracking system.
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