Duplicate people from Gedcom files
Posted 10 May 2015 - 02:31 PM
Just downloaded RM 7 so I am a complete novice and still looking at the Videos but there is so much to absorb and being on the wrong side of 60 is a bit of a struggle.
I have looked around and cannot seem to find how RM 7 finds duplicate persons, I might be missing the obvious.
There is no problem converting the Gedcom file and importing it into RM 7, and I even managed to run a potential problem report.
Any help would be great, and RM 7 seems to have so much I want to do with it especially with the book feature.
Posted 10 May 2015 - 03:50 PM
First, let me advise you that RootsMagic supports DIRECT import from Family Tree Maker 16 (and earlier), Legacy version 2 (and later), PAF version 2 and later, AND The Master Genealogist. You should use this method in most cases (in lieu of GEDCOM) by going to File->Import and selecting those programs' radio button and proceeding.
As to finding duplicates ... the Tools->Merge menu is for what you mention:
-Automatic Merges take care of the obvious duplicates.
-Duplicate Search Merge has some filtering options and then Merge capabilities of identified duplicates.
-Manual Merge helps where you already have identified existing duplicates.
--- "GENEALOGY, n. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own." - Ambrose Bierce
--- "The trouble ain't what people don't know, it's what they know that ain't so." - Josh Billings
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Posted 10 May 2015 - 04:11 PM