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#1 larrewl

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 07:04 PM

I have my master data on Ancestry.com and Family Tree Maker 2014.  Which should I import from for RootsMagic 6?



#2 TomH

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 09:03 PM

Presumably you have your Ancestry tree and your FTM database sync'd. If you have images for sources downloaded for FTM, then the links will pass through the FTM GEDCOM to RootsMagic. The Ancestry GEDCOM would require you to find and download each one and then you would have to find and attach each file in RootsMagic. So there is potentially much labour saved by importing the FTM GEDCOM. But try both; you may be surprised that there will be other differences and may be some will favour the Ancestry GEDCOM. 


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#3 anzenketh

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 11:52 PM

When I tried the APID tags did not carry over from my Family Tree Maker GEDCOM import. Family Tree Maker had such a horrible merge feature that syncing with rootsmagic was a pointless endeavor due to this I asked for a refund of my Family Tree Maker. I may try again next year. Maybe RootsMagic would have improved their compare database feature by then too.  



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 07:29 AM

This page I last worked on in July may be helpful but is outdated by some changes with Ancestry and by further discussions in these Forums which I must get back onto... http://sqlitetoolsfo...cestry.com Sync

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SQLite_Tools_For_Roots_Magic_in_PR_Celti wiki, exploiting the database in special ways >>> RMtrix-tiny.png app, a bundle of RootsMagic utilities.