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Importing GEDCOMS from Ancestry.com

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#21 GalinAZ



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 12:43 PM

I'm not clear, is the problem only with GEDCOMs from Ancestry coming into Roots Magic?  Does the problem occur when importing into Family Tree Maker, Ancestry's own software?

#22 TomH


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 01:22 PM

What problem are you asking about?

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#23 George B

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:15 AM

I've found that the 3 _APID 1, 1788::77473660 contains the basics to create a url as follows:




These can be used/or stored in the citation WEB field of the source and then clicked on if desired to show the document.

#24 Trebor22


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:33 AM

 I add them to RM completely manually. Yes that means I manually make a source citation, extract all the data from the source by hand and associate with the correct person and facts. It is a slow process but it is far less time consuming than untangling a large database that has been chewed by ancestry.com and remerged. Unfortunately, if you want a clean, consistent, well sourced database, there is no shortcut to manual importation of the data.


I started this way and am still with it,  importing text from somewhere else is placing trust in someone else's transcription and we all know how accurate they are :-)