Where does info I haven't entered, come from
Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:36 PM
I've just reloaded RootsMagic 4 after my hard drive was changed, as I found a database I hadn't used for about 3 years.
When I opened it, I found loads of information - pertaining to my family - that I know I had NEVER entered.
Where does this information come from?
Are all databases connected somehow?
I'm grateful for the information but it's making my brain hurt trying to figure out how this works.
Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:23 AM
RM databases are not connected in any way.
Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:17 PM
I guess the answer may lie in that word "gedcom" which, presumably is not unique to RootsMagic.
A genealogist in Australia supplied me with a document that allowed me to go back to 1580 but I didn't think it was a gedcom file.
Is the file extension .lst any form of database? That's dot LST all lower case in case it's not easily readable.
Posted 26 January 2014 - 04:51 PM
Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:23 PM
Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:27 PM
That appears to be the answer as that .lst file still remains in my genealogical archive; I think my Australian source must have sent it to me a while back and, because I have spent a lot of time trying to compile a pictorial Family tree (we are now back to 761) I hadn't used RootsMagic for a long time.
Your identification of the potential source has been most helpful and is much appreciated.
Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:35 PM
I too am TomH, hence I didn't immediately twig that your response was not part of the remark under my Lord_Rayne name