I am new to Roots Magic – coming over from FTM. Several problems/questions:
- I am entering everything manually rather than to do the file transfer method. I keep the genealogies for each of my family names in separate files – 10 of them. But many of the place names are common for all of the files. So in Roots Magic, when I enter a place name, it only shows up for the current file I am working with. When I start on a new file, the place list is blank - so I have to re-enter all the place names – for every file? Isn’t there some “Master Place List” someplace?
- Regarding the Gazetteer – I have many German towns to enter. I like to have the Town, District, State, and County recorded. But for German towns, the District is missing. For example: This is what I want – Elmshorn, Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The Gazetter does not show Pinneberg. Is there some way I can edit the Gazetter and enter all the missing Districts manually? I can’t find any edit function for the Gazetteer.
- In FTM, the United States is always abbreviated USA. In Roots Magic it is spelled out. Which is preferable to genealogists?
- It seems to me that FTM handles place listings more efficiently. No?
Any advice is appreciated. Sorry if this are kind of stupid questions.