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#1 KFN

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:34 PM

How compliant is roots magic with GEDCOM 5.5 or 5.5.1?

I keep my genealogy in a very 5.5.1 compliant personally developed data base. I use multiple NAME tags never _AKA and a TYPE tag. I use many other tags that are kicked out by programs like FTM and PAF. FACT and EVEN tags. Events with TYPE and CAUS. DEAT Y when I don't have a date or place.

Does RM have some kind of list of supported tags?

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 02:43 AM

How compliant is roots magic with GEDCOM 5.5 or 5.5.1?

I keep my genealogy in a very 5.5.1 compliant personally developed data base. I use multiple NAME tags never _AKA and a TYPE tag. I use many other tags that are kicked out by programs like FTM and PAF. FACT and EVEN tags. Events with TYPE and CAUS. DEAT Y when I don't have a date or place.

Does RM have some kind of list of supported tags?


-5.5.1 is specified in the RM-exported GEDCOM
-No two programs handle 5.5.1 interpretation the same or completely. You can probably get a better understanding by importing one of your hand-crafted GEDCOMs into RM and whatever it cannot (ie. chooses not to) interpret ...winds up in a .LST file (for your perusal) in the same directory where the created database (from the import) resides.
-No, there has been no list of supported tags put out that I recall.
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#3 KFN

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:27 AM

Thanks. I had to do the same thing when I bought FTM and was very disappointed. The purchase was a loss! I realize that one programs GEDCOM is not another so I treading with caution. This one of the reason I wrote my own in the first place. The first couple of program I used each had some good points and some bad, but none were great just average.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:52 AM

You don't have to pay to find out if RootsMagic works well enough with your GEDCOM. The free version imports and exports GEDCOM.

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