RM & Ancestry Database SynchronizationDatabase Sync Strategy
Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:17 PM
Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:16 PM
Word of caution:
Currently, if you ignore the web hints on Ancestry your new tree won't get indexed by Ancestry. Thus, others won't be able to find it -- even if it is public.
Randy Seaver has an extensive blog on this issue: http://www.geneamusi...xing-rules.html
Even after you accept the hints, it may take a few months before your tree is indexed. (my latest blog on issue: https://heartlandgen...estry-indexing/)
Posted 04 January 2018 - 01:27 PM
Posted 04 January 2018 - 03:36 PM
I would like to have a "sanity check" regarding the synchronization of my family trees in Roots Magic and in Ancestry.com.
The Rootsmagic - Ancestry exchange of information is a sharing and not a synchronization, see the document linked below.
Nobody likes half baked food, so leave it in the oven and tend to it a bit longer till it's just perfect.....
Current user of Rootsmagic version 188.8.131.52, Family Tree Maker 2014 and Legacy 7.5 on Win 10
Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:18 PM
That's a good point. Perhaps having the wrong expectation has added to the frustration. If you aren't trying to make the two data bases the same, and you are just pulling information from one, or adding information to the other, then the process is not so rigid and it is easier to accept the platform differences.
Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:48 PM
I'm unclear what the GEDCOM is intended for. Is that what you will upload to a new Ancestry Member Tree or is it your intention to upload via TreeShare to a new AMT and the GEDCOM is for something else?
If you have used TreeShare to download Ancestry Source records to your database, then be aware that when exported to GEDCOM, or when the AMT and the database are TreeShare "Disconnected", or when the database is copied to a new database, these Ancestry Sources will become Other Sources in the newly created AMT. WebHints for these Ancestry Sources will also be regenerated, not only the ones previously rejected. If you want to preserve them as Ancestry Sources in the new AMT and avoid uploading their media and getting WebHints that are duplicates, try my Disconnect but preserve Ancestry Sources links for next Upload.
Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:15 AM
I'm sure you have been told this many times, but you are awesome!
Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:21 AM
Actually, I misspoke. I meant to say that I would create a new RM database using the group called "RM Review Completed". I would then use TreeShare to upload this new RM Tree to a new Tree in Ancestry.
However, after reading all the posts and thinking about this some more, I believe I will just continue to work with the old RM and Ancestry trees and avoid all the problems associated with breaking the Tree Share connection. Instead I will just focus on the Ancestry Web Hints and share that data with my RM Tree, closing the hints as I go.
Eventually, when my RM tree review is completed (of course that will probably be never), I can either use tree share to share back the other way, or consider creating a whole new Ancestry Tree, using the "Disconnect but Preserve" tool you referenced.
Thanks for the info.