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?
Importing GEDCOMS from Ancestry.comgedcom ancestry.com sources
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 :-)