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Merging 2 separate family history databases


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#1 kolbeck


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Posted 18 October 2014 - 02:14 PM

I have been researching my family history on and off for a long time and used rootsmagic almost as long.


More recently i have been helping my partner to do her family history and started a database on rootsmagic.


We are due tomarry next year and wondered if any one knew how to merge the two databses - add her as my spouse?



#2 lighthouse


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Posted 18 October 2014 - 02:27 PM

If you have got the 2 files on Roots Magic add a spouse to your name. Then open the 2 files on the one screen and click on her name whilst still holding the button down and simply slide her name over into your spouse and the 2 files will be one in your file.

Let us know how you went

#3 Laura


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Posted 18 October 2014 - 05:03 PM

Watch this YouTube, RootsMagicTV video on using Drag and Drop:


Backup or copy the database you are going to drop into before you start so you have an easy recovery if you make a mistake and can try again.

Make sure all the facts in the database you are dropping from are marked to.export in a gedcom.

If you have duplicate Master sources and Repositories, you will need to merge those or do some cleanup if the Master Sources and Repositories are not exactly the same.