Ancestors and Descendants
Posted 08 May 2010 - 11:42 AM
Posted 13 June 2010 - 03:20 PM
I just picked up Family Atlas at the NGS conference in SLC. I've started playing with it and had no problems with doing some things, like setting up a marker group by surname (seems to work correctly), but I can not get it to do ancestors or descendants of a selected individual properly. For instance, if I select my great, great grandfather Joseph Warren Niles and then ask it to select all of his descendants it only marks 3 or 4 people - a silly outcome given he had 8 children all of whom had big families, etc. There should be hundreds selected. Same thing for ancestors. If I pick my Dad and select for ancestors, I get a number of selections, but it doesn't take long to see that they are not even the right people. What gives?! I'm on RM4. Nancy
Posted 13 June 2010 - 03:22 PM
Posted 13 June 2010 - 05:08 PM
Then import the information from that database into Family Atlas.
I do not think that the Atlas itself will sort and rearrange the people after you import them.
I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.
It was closer to a million times.
Posted 24 May 2011 - 03:14 PM
Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:19 AM
I have found that if I import from a GedCom file that I don't seem to have the same issue with regards to selecting families, ancestors and the like.
Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:08 AM
Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:01 PM
Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:54 AM
Posted 08 December 2013 - 09:14 AM
Importing by GEDCOM allows relationships to be recognized, but many of the places and their geocoding are not recognized. Places that aren't in complete "city, county, state, country" format must be cleaned in Family Atlas.
It's notable that whether data is imported through GEDCOM or RootsMagic file format, Family Atlas does not recognize European-style diacritic marks. RM has been a modern, unicode-based program that can recognize diacritics since 2009.
I like what this program does and it can still be a useful tool for research in a limited way. However, if it is no longer being updated or supported, this should be made clearer in promotional materials.