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#1 Rick Landrum

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:08 PM

Source Details (or Abstract) Not Downloading to RM
 
I've raised this issue previously, but I would like to revisit it because it has become a significant problem for me.
 
I would appreciate any tips/suggestions as to the best way to handle this problem.
 
I'd also like to know if anything has been (or will be done) about this. 
 
Problem:
When using RM Web Hints for Ancestry, I have found that when I accept a hint, the basic citation for the source transfers to RM, and if any media is attached it will also download to RM. Sometimes, some source details for the fact/event will be posted in the fact/event description field in RM. These are usually very cryptic and incomplete. However, if you view the hint on line (in Ancestry) you see a webpage listing the source citation, a link to any media available, and an "abstract" or summary of the available data about the fact/event. This abstract does not download to RM. Therefore, I am left with a citation which has little or no information about the fact/event. Many times, there is much valuable info in this abstract which is missed, unless I manually extract it. 
 
(I recognize that the Ancestry source "Abstract" may not have all the information that may be available about the fact/event, and that additional manual data reviews may, and probably should also be done, but it usually has way more than I would have otherwise).
 
My  Current Solution:
If I accept the hint, I will view it on line in Ancestry, and copy to my  clipboard the source fact/events listed in the "abstract", and then paste that information into the RM fact/event source citation details tab, for this particular fact/event. I can then use these facts to develop notes for the fact/event, etc. While this does work, it adds mutiple required steps to the web hints sharing process, and adds significant time to my research effort. 
 
Does anyone have a better way to accomplish this?
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated
 
Thanks
Rick

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#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted Yesterday, 03:20 PM

The Ancestry API isn't transferring the abstract attached to the source. Manual copy & paste is the only way to get it.


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